A Perspective on Staging and Production for Taiko in Japan

Saturday, July 31, 2021 11:00 PM to Sunday, August 1, 2021 12:30 AM


[Session Recording No Longer Available]

Attendees of this webinar will learn about some of the staging techniques and etiquette that are practiced in Japan and be invited to exchange ideas on how these methods could be implemented in your taiko activities.

Workshop Content:

It’s been 7 years since Yui Kamiya moved to Japan, taking on a taiko career in production management, touring, and event coordination. Through her experiences, she was exposed to many methods, approaches, and practices that she had never seen back home in the U.S.

This webinar introduces some of the findings and observations that Yui made during her time in Japan so far, and how they can be utilized and benefit your taiko activities.

Some of the topics that can be covered include:    

  • Efficient stage spiking method by Nippon Taiko Foundation   
  • Performance and transitioning etiquettes by Kodo   
  • Other related details that can improve your next performance on stage, including the routine work of a Kodo tour/performance day.

Some other key topics that may also be touched on in this webinar include loading in and out of theatre/rehearsal spaces, spiking, rehearsals and theatre sound checks, stage etiquette, staging transitions, walking on stage and placement, distance mindfulness, wing space management, bachi control (off the taiko), equipment management, sound elimination, utilization of a late-comer policy, and even the how-to’s of using a flashlight by ushers.

Target Audience
Attendees with any level of experience in this topic are welcome to attend.
A recording of this webinar will be available for 1 month following the live event.