Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742
Join us for the second of two open workshops with Kris Bergstrom, our first 2018 Mark H Taiko Artist in Residence!
Kris has written some of the taiko world’s best-known and most groundbreaking pieces – like “Gengakki,” “Jack Bazaar,” and “Radiddlepa” – but he still considers himself an “uncertain composer.” In this lecture/demonstration/workshop, Kris will guide participants through the techniques that have helped him overcome his fears of composition and choreography to find compelling creations. There will be plenty of hands-on composition exercises to reveal the practical details.
This workshop is open to taiko players of all levels.
Kristofer Bergstrom is an accomplished taiko performer, composer, and choreographer, known for pushing the tonal possibilities of Japanese drums and for his groundbreaking movement for slant-style taiko. He was a founding member of On Ensemble, formed Los Angeles Taiko Institute alongside Yuta Kato, and is currently 2017-2018 Artist in Residence for Los Angeles County.
REGISTER TODAY! THIS AWESOME WORKSHOP IS LIKELY TO FILL UP QUICKLY!
And don’t miss our other workshop with Kris: Naname Stylings.
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Also, you can Meet the Artist in a special performance on Sunday evening at 7:30pm!