Chieko Kojima July 2014 USA Solo Projects

Chieko Kojima

Chieko Kojima will take part in various performances and teach workshops in the USA this July.

World Rhythms, On Ensemble with Chieko Kojima

July 22 (Tue), 2014 Descanso Gardens, Los Angeles, California, USA

Chieko Kojima will join contemporary taiko quartet On Ensemble for a unique performance at Descanso Gardens in Los Angeles, which takes place during a seven-week series of world music and dance performances celebrating humankind’s connection to nature and gardens. Bring a picnic for a family-friendly evening of fun! Free with admission to the Gardens.

For more about On Ensemble, please visit their website.
On Ensemble

Free with admission to the Gardens (General admission $9)
Seating Details:
Lawn seating is first-come, first-served.
Event Link:

Chieko Kojima and Kaoru Watanabe with Guests

July 24, 2014 Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Chieko Kojima will collaborate with former Kodo member Kaoru Watanabe in New York. They will be joined on stage by a range of guest artists. We hope you will come along!

$10 (No advance sales, please purchase at the door.)
Seating Details:
All free seating
Venue Website:
Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center
Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center Email:

Chieko Kojima Hana Hachijo Intensive

July 25 - 27, 2014 Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

*Friday evening through Sunday morning

Chieko Kojima will lead a weekend-long intensive at the Kaoru Watanabe Taiko Center in New York, teaching her signature piece Hana Hachijo. Her interpretation of this folk drumming style from the island of Hachijo, one of the few places in Japan where women have traditionally been allowed to drum, is an ever-popular piece 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. We hope you'll take this opportunity to spend an extended amount of time with Chieko in New York.
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.

$500 (Incl. food, lodging). Student rates available.
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Inquiries & Further Details:
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