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Way of the Dragon: Oct 24, 7:30 p.m.

Published on October 9, 2014, in Performances.

Have you bought your tickets for the Way of the Dragon concert yet?

Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to see award-winning taiko artist Ryo Shimamoto performing with Kizuna, DC’s own contemporary taiko trio!

WHEN: Friday: Oct. 24th, 7:30 pm
WHERE: Takoma Park Community Center
7500 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD
TICKETS: $20 advance, $25 at the door;
Children/Students with ID: $15 advance, $20 at the door
CONTACT: (301) 960-3655 • www.imtfolk.org

 
Here’s a quick taste of what you’ll be missing if you don’t buy your Way of the Dragon tickets soon:

Read more about the concert or buy your tickets here.

Read more about Ryo’s workshop tour this month.

 
Riyo Shimamoto 2014 USA Taiko Tour flyer

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Next Introductory Taiko Workshop: Oct 5

Published on September 22, 2014, in Workshops.

Join Mark H for his next Introductory Taiko Workshop!

Want to take one of Ryo Shimamoto’s workshops this fall, but don’t have any taiko experience yet? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! There’s still time to register for Mark H’s next Intro Workshop and his Fall Recreational Taiko Class. Students in that class are able (and encouraged!) to sign up for Ryo’s workshops coming up October 21 – 26.

WHEN: Sunday, October 5, 5:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD
FEE: $50 per person

Introductory Taiko Workshop
Taiko is a dynamic art form based on traditional Japanese drumming practiced all over the world. This workshop is designed to introduce the basics of taiko technique, practice of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), awareness of ki (energy), use of koe (voice), history and philosophy — all while having a good time!

No experience necessary, but come ready for a workout! This introductory taiko workshop is for ages 13 & up. Drums are provided.

This workshop (or previous taiko experience) is a prerequisite for Mark’s ongoing classes. The next class series begins October 12, so this is a perfect time to begin your taiko journey!

Contact the House of Musical Traditions to register at workshops@hmtrad.com or 301-270-9090. Or you can download our registration form and either email, fax or mail  (contact info is on the form). Register early — workshops can often fill up!

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Fall 2014 preview!

Mark H Taiko has an amazing fall 2014 season coming up!

The fun includes

There will be LOTS more info posted here about these events in the days to come, including details for all of Ryo’s open workshops, but to be sure you don’t miss out on any of the taiko action, here’s what you can do now:

Ryo Shimamoto and Mark H Rooney

 

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Bachi Maneuvers Workshop

Published on July 17, 2014, in Workshops.

Back (again) by popular demand!

Mark H bachi toss

WHEN: Saturday: Aug 2nd, 5 -8 pm
WHERE: Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD
FEE: $35 per person

 

Learn how to spin, throw and catch your bachi as a way to spice up your solo, performance or composition. Basic and advanced tricks will be taught as well as exercises for how to practice them.  Mark H will also reveal the secrets to making simple tricks appear more impressive and the deeper universal philosophies behind these (seemingly) superfluous skills.

Some taiko experience is required, but you do not need to be an expert to enjoy and profit from this workshop!

TO REGISTER:

Please send an email to:  markh@markhrooney.com to let me know you intend to come!

Then, please submit your fee (space not guaranteed without payment) either in person or

send payment to:

Mark H Rooney

4902 Quebec St., College Park, MD, 20740

 

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Who needs fireworks?

Published on June 16, 2014, in Workshops.

When you’ve got taiko, who needs fireworks? End your 4th of July weekend with a bang: join Mark H for his next Introductory Taiko Workshop!

 

WHEN: Sunday, July 6, 5:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD
FEE: $50 per person

 

 

Introductory Taiko WorkshopTaiko is a dynamic art form based on traditional Japanese drumming practiced all over the world. This workshop is designed to introduce the basics of taiko technique, practice of kumidaiko (ensemble drumming), awareness of ki (energy), use of koe (voice), history and philosophy — all while having a good time!

No experience necessary, but come ready for a workout! This introductory taiko workshop is for ages 13 & up. Drums are provided.

This workshop (or previous taiko experience) is a prerequisite for Mark’s ongoing classes. The next class series begins soon, so this is a perfect time to begin your taiko journey!

Contact HMT to register at workshops@hmtrad.com or 301-270-9090. Or you can download our registration form and either email, fax or mail  (contact info is on the form). Register early — workshops can often fill up!

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