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Kyosuke Suzuki Weekend Intensive - Master musician and dancer of Edo Kotobuki Jishi and Edo Bayashi

  • Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center 950 Saint Johns Place Brooklyn, NY, 11213 United States (map)

KWTC is pleased to announce Weekend Intensive with Kyosuke Suzuki - Master musician and dancer of Edo Kotobuki Jishi (shishi mai lion dance) and Edo Bayashi (festival music of old Tokyo)!

Date: April 27 Fri -29 Sun
Fee $600 including communal accommodation and 6 meals
Topics*: Edo Kotobuki Jishi (mai/dance, shinobue, taiko, and atarigane) and Edo Bayashi (shinobue, taiko, and atarigane)  
*The contents of this intensive will be determined by the interest and skill level of participants.

Kyosuke Suzuki 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 shi-shi mai ensemble including flute, taiko, percussion, and lion dance.

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General Intensive Timeline

6pm - Dinner (optional)
7-9pm - Opening session
9-10pm - Discussion

9am-10.00am - Breakfast
10am-1pm: Workshop
1-2pm - Lunch break
2-4pm - Workshop
4-4.30pm - Afternoon break
4.30-6pm - Workshop
6-7pm - Dinner break
7-9pm Workshop
9-10pm - Discussion

9am-10am - Breakfast
10am-1pm - Final session
1-2pm - Lunch