VAS Presents: Taiko Drums

    Location: Fine Arts Center: M114 Salter Hall
    Date: 04/07/18
    Time: 8:00PM - 10:00PM


    Tsukasa Taiko, a program of Asian Improv aRts Midwest, offers taiko drum instruction, education, and performances. Its mission is to preserve, develop, and pass on the traditional concepts of Japanese art as a cultural legacy, and to utilize these concepts in expanding and evolving the taiko art form.

    As an active performing group, Tsukasa presents over fifty shows a year, both locally and internationally. Tsukasa Taiko offers classes, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations designed to teach how to play taiko, as well as to advance the understanding of how the cultural arts are a reflection of a community’s heritage and legacy. It works closely with schools, companies, and corporations, to provide special performances and presentations on the history of taiko and Japanese music. Tsukasa Taiko’s popular performing ensemble maintains an active local, national, and international performance schedule, including such prestigious venues as the Contemporary Museum of Art, the Steppenwolf Theater, the Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago Symphony Center, the Smithsonian, and the Malta International Theater Festival (Poland). 

    Tsukasa Taiko’s director, teachers, and staff are dedicated professionals, all recognized as world class, working artists. Tatsu Aoki, the director, is a world renowned, highly respected, performing musician, composer, and recording artist, working in traditionally based Japanese music as well as experimental and jazz idioms. Noriko Sugiyama has returned to Chicago from Japan, having been granted a performing visa to be a guest artist with Tsukasa Taiko. With its strong leadership and aesthetic vision, Tsukasa Taiko is positioned to further the advancement of Japanese art in Chicago, and to expand and develop as a cultural beacon for the future. 

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    Ticket Information: Tickets are required. Free and open to the public.

    For more information please contact:
    Minde Mills
    Event ID:42289

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