Registration is now open for our special weekend of workshops with Chieko Kojima!
We are thrilled to be hosting Chieko-san for her first visit to the US since 2019! Don’t miss your opportunity to study with a true taiko pioneer – we have only 20 spots in each workshop and we know they are going to sell out FAST. So check out all the info below and sign up TODAY!
Photos by Makoto Kamata, Jen Chiappardi, and Kenichiro Imafuku
About Chieko Kojima
Chieko Kojima travels the world to perform, collaborate, and teach, sharing her extensive experience in both taiko drumming and dances that are deeply rooted in Japanese culture. One of the founding members of Kodo, she actively teaches her signature piece, “Hana Hachijo,” which combines taiko and dance into a graceful and powerful performance, to taiko enthusiasts around the world.
Join us February 9 – 11!
Whether you’ve just taken your first series of our Recreational Taiko Class, or you’re an experienced taiko performer, we have a workshop with Chieko-san that is right for you. Her workshops will focus on her signature piece, “Hana Hachijo,” but the skills you will learn will help you develop better body mechanics and control for all styles of taiko.
All of the workshops will take place at The Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Excited? Yup, so are we! So without further ado, here’s the rundown of the weekend’s workshops…
All-Levels Hana Hachijo Workshop
Friday, February 9
7:00 – 9:00pm
Open to anyone who’s taken at least one series of our Rec Class!
Intermediate Hana Hachijo Workshop
Saturday, February 10
10:00am – 1:00pm -OR- 2:00 – 5:00pm
Open to anyone with at least 2 years of taiko experience.
That’s right, we’re running this workshop TWICE because we know it is going to be popular. If you’re interested in taking the Sunday Intensive but don’t have previous “Hana Hachijo” experience, be sure you sign up for one of these Saturday workshops!
Advanced Hana Hachijo Intensive
Sunday, February 11
10:00am – 5:00pm
Open to those with at least 5 years of taiko experience AND previous “Hana Hachijo” experience, (including those who take Saturday’s Intermediate Workshop!)
We look forward to seeing you!
We welcome current and former Mark H Taiko students as well as anyone who’s looking for a chance to build their skills and enjoy a little taiko camaraderie! So click that button below to get more info and register TODAY!