“Performance at ‘With World-Renowned Kodo: Sado, Island of Performing Arts'” by Ryosuke Inada
I performed at “With World-Renowned Kodo: Sado, Island of Performing Arts” on Sado Island. This is a special performance series for tourists who come and stay on Sado.
For our programme, it was a cast of veteran performers with the exception of me, so I felt even more tense more than usual. As soon as our rehearsals began, I did my best to grit my teeth and try keep up with them, letting the sound of each beat they drummed echo into my core. These performances really made me think about putting my heart and soul into my sound to convey my feelings to the audience.
This performance also featured wonderful traditional Sado performing arts such as Ondeko (demon drumming and dance) Sado Okesa (folk song and dance), so I think the audience enjoyed this varied concert, which showed another side to Kodo from our usual performances.