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Performances

A Taste of Taiko

An educational and interactive performance

This educational and interactive performance will provide a vibrant and stimulating insight into a culture where commitment, energy and relentless rhythms are abundant.

A Taste of Taiko draws on traditional rhythms, songs, masks, costumes and legends in order to awaken the heart beat and magic of this fascinating art form.

Allowing students to get close to the instruments and maybe even try a traditional style, this show is accessibility and inclusive. 

A Taste of Taiko is a 30 min performance, which can be tailored to any situation and also can be provided as part of a full interactive experience, when paired with a hands on workshop. 

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Festival Drum

Bring an intimate Taiko drumming experience to your festival with this one woman show.

 

Taiko drumming brings a dynamic visual and audio treat to grab the attention of crowds at any festival or performance occasion. 

Feel the power and experience a variety of energetic styles of Taiko from throughout Japan: from the rhythmically intricate Hokuriku style to the thundering Odaiko and physically challenging Miyake.  

The Shinobue flute, song and Chappa hand-cymbals add delicacy to compliment the power of the Taiko sound

 

 

Team Taiko

Bring a stunning visual and musical element to your festival or event with a multiplayer choregraphed Taiko Drumming performance. 

Movement, rhythm, costume and focus bring the players together in unison to create this energy filled, high impact performance.

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Workshops and Teaching

PlayTaiko provides fun and energetic workshops tailored to all ages and abilities in a safe and supportive environment. 

Depending on the length of the workshop, the participants will learn a Taiko drumming rhythm and possibly be able to perform it for each other or at an event.

With elements that help with the raising of self esteem, empowerment and an increased sense of self worth through creativity, social interaction and focus, 

Taiko drumming is a sport for artists and an art for sports-people. 

PlayTaiko can provide workshops from 1 hour to day long experiences and extended projects. Please contact me to discuss options available and how to tailor it to your groups requirements. 

In addition to these workshops, we also run regular weekly adults workshops in and around Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. Please get in touch for more information. 

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Everyone knows that a team that works together well can achieve everything they put their mind to. PlayTaiko can offer team building sessions and projects which will help create a feeling of togetherness and focus within your work team.

Taiko drumming offers participants the opportunity to challenge themselves in a safe a supportive atmosphere, whilst working as one unit to create a clear and positive outcome. 

A PlayTaiko session combines movement, rhythm and power, as well as respect for all those participating to give a unique and empowering experience. 

Corporate and Team Building sessions

Everyone knows that a team that works together well can achieve everything they put their mind to. PlayTaiko can offer team building sessions and projects which will help create a feeling of togetherness and focus within your group.

Taiko drumming offers participants the opportunity to challenge themselves in a safe a supportive atmosphere, whilst working as one unit to create a clear and positive outcome. 

A PlayTaiko session combines movement, rhythm and power, as well as respect for all those participating to give a unique and empowering experience all round.

I have delivered workshops for such groups as theatre groups, corporate companies, rehabilitation and refugee projects. 

Please get in touch to find out how I can tailor an empowerment day for you.  

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a little feedback

"We just want to say a massive thank you for a fantastic day! Every single child LOVED the workshops and we would recommend you to anyone who was interested. We really hope you can come again. Thank you for bringing your passion and enthusiasm for Taiko drumming to our school."

Lickhill Primary School, Stourport on Severn

Teresa Brookes of PlayTaiko brought a large collection of her beautiful Taiko Drums...gaining an insight into the rich heritage of this Japanese art form. This has been an outstanding first meeting. 

Leo Group workshop and demonstration. Halford

Teresa performed for the Shipston Proms audiences twice during the 2022 Shipston Proms Music Festival, and delighted crowds each time. What a show-woman!

...workshop for the 2023 Shipston Proms.

She taught absolute beginners two amazing pieces in the space of a morning, and built their confidence up so much they were able to perform those pieces in front of a captive audience in the afternoon. She is a pleasure to work with and be taught by, I cannot recommend her enough!"

Shipston on Stour Proms 2022/2023

Some past performance and workshops
Lorenzago Aperto Arts festival - Italy 
San Martino Buon Albergo festival - Italy 
Rifugio Carducci Closing festival - Italy 
Mugenkyo 25th anniversay concert

Alveston Primary School
Lickhill School 
Ebrington Tractor Club Christmas Dinner 
Campden Scuttlebrook Wake 
Samurai Rose Performance Birmingham 
Platinum Jubilee performance project

Derby Japan Day 
Stourbridge International Glass Festival 
North Hampton Martial Arts Convention 
Shipston on Stour Proms festival opening main stage 
Shipston on Stour Proms workshop and performance project
Brailes Festival
Leo club, Halford workshop and performance
Midlands Taiko Day - Guest teacher and performance 2022/2024
Mickleton WI performance and demonstrative talk


 

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