Taiko workshop description
Ever have a secret yearning to pound on something other than a table? Here is your chance to break a sweat and bring out the "inner" drummer in you. Get a "taste" of taiko (Japanese drums) in this taiko-hour workshop! At this workshop, you will learn to play taiko with ease using your entire
body as well as using your voice to create an energetic and rhythmic flow.
No experience necessary. Just bring your enthusiasm!
Taiko is a physical experience; wear loose and comfortable
clothing. The taiko workshop will be taught by Elaine Fong
(founder and former artistic director of Odaiko New England).
When: Saturday, December 3, 2011
Where: The Dance Hall
Cost: $30 in advance (Note: Enrollment is
Elaine Fong is an accomplished taiko (Japanese drums) artist,
with over 30 years of experience which includes: being the
founder of Odaiko New England, (www.onetaiko.org, based in
Massachusetts); ten years with Soh Daiko in New York; and
being a member of the West-Coast based taiko groups Maze
Daiko and Kiku Daiko. Ms. Fong has ten years of dance
training, and over 20 years of rhythm teaching experience.
She has taught taiko workshops throughout the New England area. She has collaborated with
choreographers, has composed for film and for the theater. Ms. Fong is a certified Taketina rhythm
teacher, advanced level. She has an undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and an MBA
from Yale University. Her working career spans the public, private and non-profit sectors.
The Dance Hall
7 Walker St.
kittery, ME 03904