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Dojo Performance Team

The Mugen Taiko Dojo performance is a colourful & exciting display of choreographed taiko drumming, performed by members of the UK's premier teaching centre for this thrilling art-form. The performance consists of both original compositions & traditional repertoire from Japan, showcasing a variety of playing styles. A Dojo performance can feature anything from 2 - 20 performers, with a range of taiko drums from the small high-pitched "shime" drums to the huge "odaiko" big drum, depending on the occasion.

Taiko drumming is hugely popular across the world, and has universal appeal, and therefore is ideal for any occasion. Drumming as a genre is accessible and uplifting, but combined with the dynamic choreography and high energy of taiko, it makes a perfect spectacle for festivals & events.

The Mugen Taiko Dojo have performed at a wide range of festivals such as the Dublin Maritime Festival, the Glasgow Mela, the Marlborough Jazz Festival, Waterford Spraoi Festival; sporting venues such as Celtic Park in Glasgow, Twickenham, Murrayfield; conference venues such as Birmingham NEC, Edinburgh EICC, London Excel and Manchester GMEX.

The recommended length of performance is either a series of short 15-20 minute sets as "street performance", or a full 50-60 minute set on a stage or performance platform. In the longer performances, the energetic taiko drumming is complemented by a diverse range of repertoire, incorporating traditional demon masks, shinobue bamboo flute, a variety of percussion, as well as audience interaction.

View video clips of the Dojo performance here