Kaoru will be traveling to perform and teach this summer, so quite a few class will be cancelled. In July, all classes are cancelled except Wednesday, July 16, and in August, all classes cancelled except Aug 10, 13, and 20. The regular class schedule picks up again starting the third week of September. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at our next class!
Sun, July 20: Class Cancelled
Wed July 23: Class Cancelled
Sun, July 27: Class Cancelled
Wed, July 30: Class Cancelled
Wed, Aug 6: Class Cancelled
Sun, Aug 10: Mixed-Level Class, 2-4pm
Wed, Aug 13: Mixed-Level Class, 7-9pm
Sun, Aug 17: Class Cancelled
Wed, Aug 20: Mixed-Level Class, 7-9pm
Sun, Aug 24: Class Cancelled
Wed, Aug 27: Class Cancelled
Sun, Aug 31: Class Cancelled
Sun, Sept 7: Class Cancelled
Wed, Sept 10: Class Cancelled
Sun, Sept 14: Class Cancelled
Wed, Sept 17: Mixed-Level Class, 7-9pm
Sun, Sept 21: Mixed-Level Class, 2-4pm
Wed, Sept 24: Mixed-Level Class, 7-9pm
Sun, Sept 28: Mixed-Level Class, 2-4pm
JULY 25, 26, 27 (FRI-SUN)
CHIEKO KOJIMA HANA HACHIJO INTENSIVE
Delicate Power By Way of Hana Hachijo
*3 spots left*
KWTC is proud to present a weekend long intensive with Chieko Kojima, one of the founding members of the iconic taiko Ensemble Kodo, known for mesmerizing audiences with both her elegance and passion. Chieko’s signature interpretation of a folk drumming style from the island of Hachijo- one of the few places in Japan where women have traditionally been allowed to drum- is one of the most popular pieces in the Kodo repertoire. While she approaches Hana Hachijo as a dance more than as a drumming composition, she hits with power and precision and her movements are always functional in terms of creating efficient and dynamic strikes. This is a very rare opportunity to spend an extended amount of time with this truly one of a kind artist.
Workshop participants can expect to study Chieko’s philosophy and methodology regarding posture, movement, balance and her approach to the piece Hana Hachijo: playing the jiuchi pattern, typical hachijo rhythmic patterns, developing one’s solo and much much more. See video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW_Foe0vXyQ
FEE: $500. This covers all workshops, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast and lunch (home cooked, healthy meals with vegetarian option), accommodations (communal), transportation costs NOT included. Student rates available.
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