Tuesday, March 21, 7:oopm
San Jose Taiko has been captivating global audiences since 1973. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, company performers express the beauty of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko, creating a vibrant, contemporary art form which connects people through cultural understanding, creative expression, and rhythmic heartbeat.
By studying with masters of other traditions and cultures, San Jose Taiko has broadened and embellished this historical art form into a distinct performance style that blends the traditional rhythms of Japanese drumming with the beat of world rhythms, including African, Brazilian, Filipino, Latin and Jazz and is often described as “dancing with drums.” Known for synchronized choreography, eclectic musicality, and joyful spirit, San Jose Taiko is acknowledged as one of the premier taiko ensembles in the world, whose artistry and philosophy are studied and emulated by groups throughout the U.S. and Japan. Similarly, performances and instruction are sought internationally by taiko fans and practitioners alike, reaching more than 75,000 audience members a year.
Adult $28 🥁 Senior/Military $24 🥁 Student $18
Sponsored by WYO’s Educational Series Sponsors: Homer A & Mildred S. Scott Foundation, The Witzel Family Foundation, Whitney Benefits, Robbins Dermatology, First Interstate Bank and Wyoming Arts Council with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming Legislature with additional support from Frank & Georgia Boley, Roger & Janet Haight, McDonalds and Jeanette Trohkimoinen