“School Workshop Performance” – Report by Tomohiro Mitome
On December 10 and 11, I went to see our “School Workshop Performances” in Niigata. The Kodo performers adapted to suit the students’ reactions, which is always different at each school, and tried to give as much of their energy as possible to their audiences. I was able to see just how much they could draw the students in, so the performances were very interesting, but at the same time, it looked like tough work.
Our taiko workshops are always popular at each school. This tour includes performances not only in schools, and also at some theaters, so I am looking forward to seeing our cast grow through their experiences of many different performance situations!
*On this tour, one of the 2nd-year Kodo apprentices has joined the cast to gain practical experience as a Kodo member.