San Jose Taiko Sept. 30
Kicks Off PFAC season
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
September 12, 2010
The Pinedale Fine Arts Council is proud to present San Jose Taiko performing live in the Pinedale Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 30 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Since 1973, San Jose Taiko (SJT) has been mesmerizing audiences with the powerful, spellbinding, and propulsive sounds of the taiko. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, SJT performers express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the voice of the taiko as they strive to create new dimensions in Asian American movement and music.
SJT has broadened this historical art form into a style that joins the traditional rhythms of Japanese drumming with other world rhythms, including African, Balinese, Brazilian, Latin, and jazz, bridging many styles, while still resonating with the Asian soul in America. Company members study both traditional and contemporary dance with leading choreographers, producing performances that are theatrical extravaganzas of movement and music.
Personal experience and group dynamic meet in San Jose Taiko's unique music, which has always incorporated diverse influences. Although the Japanese drum is the primary instrument, the music itself will be from other countries and cultures around the world, including more contemporary music
And it's not just the music that makes San Jose Taiko unique on stage, but the flow of the performance itself. Because songs are played without breaks in between, transitions are important, whether it's using music, lighting, movement, or all of them combined.
Tickets for the Sept. 30 performance are now on sale ($13 adults/$7 students) and are available at Rock Rabbit, Pony Express Photo, The Cowboy Shop, Office Outlets, the Big Piney Library and at the door the evening of the performance. Please note that tickets are $2 extra at the door.
San Jose Taiko live in Pinedale is presented by the Pinedale Fine Arts Council with support in part from the Wyoming Arts Council through funding from the Wyoming Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes a great nation deserves great art, Sublette BOCES, SCSD #1, the Sublette County Recreation Board, the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF), the Wyoming Community Foundation and Rocky Mountain Power Foundation.
For more information please visit www.pinedalefinearts.com or call 307-367-7322. And be sure to find us on Facebook.