02

Date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:00
Room: 
Small Classroom

Student should bring: 

nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, maple or "hou" wood)
socks (potential spinning)
earplugs

Class syllabus: 

prep
- mutes
- lighted bachi

anatomical planes
- coronal
- axial (spinning, above head)
- sagittal
- complicated: spiral

Tornado
PART 1: "CHASING"
- Face taiko. Bachi sticks should barely reach the rim. Imagine there is an infinity sign right above and just touching the rim of the taiko [see bottom pic reference]. The hand movements will follow this infinity path.
- Right hand Da across the rim at "11:30"
- Left hand crosses over the right to make Ga across the rim at "12:30"
- Right hand curves up and around (as if chasing after the left hand) and Da across the rim at "12:30"
- Left hand curves up around to make a circle and gently Ga at the "11:30" of the rim

PART 2: AXIAL CIRCLE [cont. from "Chasing"]
- circle the right hand clockwise above our head

PART 3: SPINNING [cont. from Axial Circle]
(1) First Spin
-- completing the circle above your head, the right hand Da across the rim. Bring it straight up pointed at the sky (vertical).
-- plant your right foot slightly back from the taiko (this will be the point of rotation). As you start turning clockwise, Ga with the left hand. Should be straight and horizontal.
-- turn 360º back to face the taiko
(2) Second Spin
-- step down with your left foot (point of rotation) and keep turning clockwise as the left hand Ga.
-- turn 360º back to face the taiko (throughout the turn, extended right arm gradually points to the ceiling)
-- end in pedestal position and Go (left) Do (right)

Combine all 3 parts for full Tornado choreograph.
Things to remember:
- make motions fluid and BIG (it's called "Tornado" afterall)
- keep arms extended
- bachi "drag"

Clean

Close

Teacher(s): 
Kris Bergstrom
Attendance: 
Alex Ito
Atsushi Domyo
Joe Small
Kim Masumi
Nancy Morishita
Naomi Nishi
Pei Yin Teo
J Rassi
Sharon Ishida
Images: 

Classes in this Course

Date Title
Wed, August 02, 2017 01
Wed, August 16, 2017 02
Wed, August 23, 2017 03
Wed, August 30, 2017 04
Wed, September 06, 2017 05
Wed, September 13, 2017 canceled
Wed, September 20, 2017 07
Wed, September 27, 2017 08 - coach
Wed, October 04, 2017 09 - coach
Wed, October 11, 2017 10 - coach
Wed, October 18, 2017 11 - coach
Wed, October 25, 2017 12 - PEAC
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