Workshop: Kotobuki Jishi - Introductory TAIKO for Shi-shi Mai

Introductory workshop for the two-drum taiko music that accompanies the Shi-shi Mai (Lion Dance).

In this workshop, students will learn the basic techniques and sheet-music reading skills to start learning the exciting multi-drum "Kotobuki Jishi."

Specific parts to be covered are:

  • Toori Kagura
  • Yatai
  • Kamakura
  • Shichoume

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Discount available for full Suzuki Sensei Intensive and Workshop package available by phone. $350 ($50 savings).

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 20:00 to 21:45
Kyosuke Suzuki
Suzuki Kyosuke is a master musician and dancer of the Wakayama Performance Troupe, touring internationally, and performing regularly at the prestigious National Theater of Japan. He collaborates regularly with world-renowned taiko groups including Oedo Sukeroku Taiko, Amanojaku, and the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble. Since his participation as a workshop leader and performer at the 2011 North American Taiko Conference, his popularity has boomed. Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from Suzuki Kyosuke, an engaging and enthusiastic teacher, regarded by many as the "best shishi-mai dancer," of Tokyo! Suzuki is a premier performer and teacher of Edo Bayashi (Tokyo festival music), with a well-respected "Kyo-no-kai" school for private lessons. He also teaches at the Kunitachi College of Music, Kaijou Junior and Senior High Schools, and Sankei Gakuen Cultural Center. Suzuki studied under Wakayama Taneo of the Wakayama School, recognized by the Japanese Ministry of Culture to be an “Important Intangible Cultural Property of Fine Arts,” learning all aspects of the shishi-mai ensemble including flute, taiko, percussion, and lion dance.