2016 / Japan’s famous taiko artist and dancer to provide workshops in Arizona, Sept. 28, Oct. 3, 4

Voice of Earth 2016 Sedona Arizona Chieko Kojima


Email from Ken Koshio of Wakonkan Dojo, Phoenix, Arizona, on September 21, 2016

Dear my people,

I am so excited to invite you to participate and learn from the amazing Chieko Kojima, marvelous dancer and Taikoist from Kodo.

She will be in Phoenix the week of Sept 27- October 5 and will be providing workshops in Phoenix and Tucson.

Here is the info:

Wednesday, September 28: Tucson, Odaiko Sonora Dojo,  “Hachijo and movement”
6:30 -9:00 pm, $30, contact Karen@tucsontaiko.org

Monday, October 3, Phoenix, Koshio Dojo, 2217 N. Dayton Street,
“Hana Hachijo and movement”
5:30 gather 6:00 start – 8:30,
$40, light snacks at end

Tuesday, October 4, Phoenix, Fushicho Daiko Dojo, 925 Grand Ave,
“Hachijo and movement, continued/part 2”
5:30 gather 6:00 start – 8:30,
$40, light meal and good bye celebration (and birthday cake for Laura, are you coming?) at end.

Sign up and attend both Oct 3 and 4 workshop for $70!
Make checks payable to Fushicho Daiko Dojo.


Performances by Chieko:

Saturday, October 1, at 10:00 am,  Japanese Friendship Garden, 1125 N. 3rd Avenue, Phoenix https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/japanese-friendship-garden

Saturday, October 1, Sedona Posse Grounds Hub, 7 pm,

Sunday, October 2, El Puente, Theater Festival and Mask Procession,
Tempe Center for the Arts, 2-6 pm

Chieko is respected around the world for her beautiful and powerful dance and Taiko, this is an amazing opportunity to learn from a master with decades of experience and stories to share. I REALLY would like as many students as possible to participate.

If you have financial limitations, please contact me, I have some scholarship money available to offset workshop cost.


Hana Hachijo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW_Foe0vXyQ

Kodo, Irodori, Chieko dance at 6:07 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW_Foe0vXyQ