Taiko Course in Edinburgh
|Date:||Tuesday 29 September 2015|
|Time:||Every Tuesday 6.45pm or 8.30pm|
|Venue:||St Johns Church, Princes Street|
|Post Code:||EH2 4BJ|
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|Price:||£120 or £70 for under 30's|
|Tel:||01357 522 008|
Taiko drumming - "Wadaiko" - is an energetic, physical and highly choreographed art form. Originally from Japan, with roots going back hundreds of years and encompassing a variety of styles, rhythms and movement, this traditional folk art is now developing and spreading as a modern European art form.
Now is the chance for people here in Scotland to experience a full course of this exciting discipline which is energetic & fun & learnt alongside other taiko enthusiasts!
There are two course options, both are suitable for complete beginners but as a rule we try to guide first-timers to the earlier class. The course will take the participants step by step from the stance, to the bachi drumstick grip through to learning a performance piece.
Tuesdays 6:45 - 8:15 pm - "Kitsune"
An energetic festival-style piece using the upbeat and funky shichisan ("donko") rhythm.
Tuesdays 8:30 - 10:00 pm - "Buchiawase"
A traditional piece from Kanagawa Prefecture, where as part of a festival praying for plentiful fishing, the taiko players compete in this fighting taiko style, with the best players winning the best catch.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01357 522 008 for more details and to reserve your space.