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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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Start your summer with taiko!

Published on May 24, 2014, in Performances.

It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means lots of summer fun in the months ahead! Start your summer with taiko: join Mark H for two exciting performances this week on May 30 and 31!

 

On Friday, May 30, Mark H wraps up a month of exciting Asian Pacific and Pacific Islander Heritage events with a performance at the Fort Meade Pavilion.

Saturday, May 31 brings the 34th Annual Washington Folk Festival in Glen Echo Park. Kizuna and the Mark H Taiko School will be performing at noon.

Visit the event calendar for more details on both performances. Hope to see you there!

 

Start your summer with taiko

 

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Register for Sunday’s Intro Taiko Workshop!

Published on April 15, 2014, in Workshops.

Did you see some amazing taiko at the Cherry Blossom festivities?

Want to hit the big drums yourself? There are still a few spots in Mark H’s next Introductory Taiko Workshop – this Sunday, April 20!

Kokyo @ 2014 Sakura Taiko Fest

WHEN: Sunday, April 20, 5:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: Dance Exchange, 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD
FEE: $50 per person

 

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 on April 27th, 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 soon – there are just a few spots left!

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