HERbeat: Women in Taiko ALL-STARS (MAP 2019)



TaikoArts Midwest proposes a simple, ground-breaking idea: bring the best North American & Japanese female taiko artists together for a 2-week artist residency to collaborate and create a one-of-a-kind performance. Envisioned as a catalyst to fuel movement towards gender equity in taiko, this project celebrates and puts women centerstage in a collaborative performance at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts in St. Paul, MN.

All activities will be filmed to create a full length documentary. See a preview on Vimeo.

Guest Artists include: Kaoly Asano (JAPAN), Heidi Chan (Toronto), Yurika Chiba (San Jose), Chizuko Endo (Honolulu), Michelle Fujii (Portland), Naomi Guilbert (Winnipeg), Mayumi Hashimoto (JAPAN), PJ Hirabayashi (San Jose), Eri Ishizuka (JAPAN/Los Angeles), Chieko Kojima (JAPAN), Yeeman Mui (Los Angeles), Anna Sato (JAPAN), Megan Chao Smith (Minneapolis),  ten ten (Toronto), Tiffany Tamaribuchi (Sacamento), Mizue Yamada (JAPAN) And local MN artists: Iris Shiraishi (St. Paul), Jennifer Weir (Minneapolis), and members of: Ensō Daiko and ensemble-MA

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