For the first time ever, all EC workshops will be held online! *This year's workshops will be run online in the weeks leading up to the 3 main days of EC.
Dance WS "Dance to 'Shunpuu' with Chieko" (Workshop Full)
Get ready to move to Kodo One Earth Music track “Shunpuu” with Kodo’s queen of dance, Chieko Kojima. Let the lively taiko beats and flutes whisk you away into Chieko’s feel-good world of dance.
- Chieko Kojima and Tomoe Miura (Kodo)
- Jul. 25 (Sat) 19:00ー21:00 / Jul. 26 (Sun) 9:00ー11:00 *JST/GMT + 9
Discovery WS "Sound & Connection with Sammy"
Join Kodo members Masami Miyazaki (a.k.a. Sammy) and Jun Jidai for a workshop with a twist. This is an opportunity to meet new people, discover new sides to taiko, and create a one-of-a-kind song together!
- Masami Miyazaki and Jun Jidai (Kodo)
- Aug.1 (Sat) 17:00ー19:00 / Aug.2 (Sun) 9:00ー11:00 *JST/GMT + 9
Dance WS "Kami-umezu Onidaiko"
Onidaiko, which literally translates as “demon drumming,” is one of Sado Island’s iconic, beloved folk traditions. It’s an auspicious demon deity dance set to the beat of a taiko drum. This rousing dance is said to bring good health and fortune. It’s a special opportunity to connect with people on Sado Island, throughout Japan, and around the world online to learn and enjoy a unique folk art together.
- Members of Kami-uemezu Onidaiko (Sado, Ryotsu area) and Koki Miura (Kodo)
- Jul. 18 (Sat) 9:00ー11:00 / 17:00ー19:00 *JST/GMT + 9
Taiko WS "Roland's Electronic Taiko Workshop"
EC is excited to host an online workshop using TAIKO-1. Sign up for a special opportunity to learn performance techniques for playing katsugi taiko (taiko carried on a shoulder strap) and the different ways to play an electronic taiko with instructors Reo Kitabayashi and Mizuki Yoneyama, the Kodo members featured in the demo performance videos on Roland’s TAIKO-1 website.
- Reo Kitabayashi and Mizuki Yoneyama (Kodo)
- Aug. 8 (Sat) 16:00ー18:00 *JST/GMT + 9