08 Jun SUMMER SESSION! Join Us for TAIKO CHOREO and CONNECTION
Ho Etsu Taiko
TAIKO CHOREO AND CONNECTION – SUMMER SESSION
If you missed our Spring Taiko Choreo and Connection class, now is your chance to sign up for our summer session! And if you are a returning student, now is your chance to sign up and learn a whole new choreography! Though a hopeful summer has arrived, we know that not all of us will have the opportunity to play taiko with others for some time yet. For those of you who would like to experience both the physicality, musicality, and community of taiko practice in a safe and accessible setting, join Emily and Anabel for a new taiko experience!
In Ho Etsu’s Taiko Choreo and Connection class, you will practice and learn taiko choreography (Choreo), as well as reflect on the context of taiko in North America (Connection). Taiko Choreo uses your whole body to practice taiko – without the drum. We’ll focus on generating power from our core and incorporate that power into full-body movements for an original song, titled “Yoroshiku.” For this summer session, we will focus on the Odaiko choreography of “Yoroshiku.” For the Connection part of each class, students will learn the historical and cultural context for North American taiko, an art inextricably tied to the Japanese diaspora. No matter your experience level, all taiko players can deepen their taiko practice by putting it in context. By situating your own experiences in relation to this history, you can paint a richer picture of what taiko means to you, as well as what you bring to taiko.
Dates: Saturdays, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 17 and July 24
Time: 8:30am-10:30am PST / 10:30am-12:30pm CST / 11:30am-1:30pm EST
Location: zoom link to be sent to class list once people have signed up
Price: sliding scale $75-$200 ($15-$40 per class).
- If you are in need of financial assistance, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
- 10% of all class proceeds will go to Tsuru for Solidarity, a national organization that works to end detention sites in the United States and support immigrant and refugee communities. To learn more about Tsuru for Solidarity, please visit their website at https://tsuruforsolidarity.org
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This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.