Last week, we practiced hard for the coming Workshop Performances.
Two new junior members, Ryoma Tsurumi & Ryosuke Inada have joined our cast and the performance has become even more powerful. We will perform some new pieces that we have never played on the “One Earth Tour” stage. We look forward to seeing you at one of the public performance venues!
I will lead a “Taiko Clinic” workshop in Tokai, which is junior member Ryoma’s hometown.
May 16 (Fri), 2014 Kodo Workshop Performance (Ishinomaki, Miyagi)
May 24 (Sat), 2014 Taiko Clinic (Workshops) (Tokai, Aichi)
May 25 (Sun), 2014 Kodo Workshop Performance (Tokai, Aichi)
June 15 (Sun), 2014 Kodo Appearances “CoCoLo Early Summer Festa” (Niigata City)
We had a rehearsal today for the upcoming “School Workshop Performances.”
From June, we will give numerous “School Workshop Performances” at elementary schools in Niigata City.
I will be the instructor for the taiko workshop segment.
So, kids, let’s play and enjoy taiko together!
In these pictures, I am teaching the Kodo members, who are playing the role of students in our rehearsal, how to hold the drumsticks.
Two new junior members are with us in the cast. It’ll be an energetic tour!
Kids, see you all soon!
From April 11 (Fri) to 13 (Sun), we had rehearsals with BLUE TOKYO and DAZZLE.
BLUE TOKYO members showed us somersaults, backflips and more! We hope you’re looking forward to the Shiroyama Concerts this summer!
May 2, 2014
On May 4, we will perform at the “Umasa Gisshiri CoCoLo Special Festa” at Niigata Station. We had a run through rehearsal for it today! It’s a 30-minute performance but it’s an action-packed programme.
Please come along to see us at Niigata Station!
Earth Celebration 2014 Rehearsals
In April, Kodo welcomed this year’s Earth Celebration guest artists to Sado Island for rehearsals for the upcoming concerts in summer.
The rehearsals with “DAZZLE,” who bring a wonderful & unique world of their own, and superhuman “BLUE TOKYO” were the best, and kept us all astonished from beginning to end!
▲Rehearsals with DAZZLE
▲ Rehearsals with BLUE TOKYO
During our lunch break we played kemari (a Japanese ball game) and it was a great chance to get to know each other better. Our teamwork was spot on!
We hope you’re getting excited about our performances together this summer!
(Photos: Takashi Okamoto)