Summer Taiko Institute: Edo Kotobuki Jishi

Edo Kotobuki Jishi (Japanese Shishimai of Tokyo)

THIS SESSION IS OFFICIALLY APPROVED!  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER FOR THIS PRE-NATC EVENT, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM  LINKED AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

MINIMUM SIGNUPS NEEDED: 16

DESCRIPTION:

This is a rare opportunity to learn the cultural, musical, and dance elements of traditional shishi-mai dance. Alongside the unique choreography, participants learn the compelling taiko, percussion, and flute accompaniments.

Shishi-mai with master-lion-dancer KYOSUKE SUZUKI teaches the Wakayama-Shachu style of shishi-mai, teaching the concepts and techniques of the cat-like movements. Participants also learn the musical elements supporting the dance, including shime-daiko okedo rhythms, yokobue (Japanese bamboo flute) melodies, and atarigane (hand gong) patterns.

VIDEO EXAMPLE OF SUZUKI SENSEI’S SHISHIMAI

ABOUT KYOSUKE SUZUKI

DATES:

Monday, August 14-Wednesday, August 16

COST:

$450/person (20 person max) includes daily lunch

*Housing is not included in the cost of registration.