Kodo Artist Chieko Kojima - Japanese Taiko & Dance Performance

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This perfomance is to Raise Funds For the Earthquake and Tsunami Victims of Japan.

JASGA hosts a Japanese Taiko and dance performance for a principal dancer of the internationally renowned Japanese drumming ensemble Kodo, Chieko Kojima. 

This performance is to raise funds for the earthquake and Tsunami victims of Japan.

With the help of Martha Durham, Austin Taiko and Japanese dance group, Hanabira and Mirei, donations and proceeds will go directly to the most needed programs in the affected areas.

There is a Taiko (Japanese drum) performance "Hana Hachijo" with Martha Durham, Austin Taiko in the show.  The local Japanese dance group will perform during the intermission.

 

When: Thursday, 3-24-2011 @7:30-8:45pm
Where: Asian American Cultural Center
            11713 Jollyville Rd Austin, Texas 78759
Fee:   $15 for non-members;  $10 for JASGA members; Free for 12 or younger

Reserve online before the show. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.

Tickets are also available at the door

Performance starts @7:30pm.  Door open @7:00pm.

Chieko Kojima

Born in Iwafune, Tochigi Prefecture, Chieko first encountered Japanese folk dancing when she joined Ondekoza in 1976.

When Kodo was formed, Chieko carved out a niche for herself as one of the few regularly performing female members. She is noted for the original style of her dancing in Kodo's taiko-based performances. In her piece, Hana-Hachijo, the dance element she brings to her taiko playing explores new frontiers. Chieko's vivid portrayal of the goddess Uzume in the Kabuki actor, Tamasaburo Bando's Amaterasu in 2006 illustrated her unique talent.

Aside from her Kodo performances, Chieko also performs in the song and dance group 'Hanayui' with Yoko Fujimoto and Mitsue Kinjo (Okinawan Dance). She also produces her own solo performances and collaborations in her project, 'Yukiai'. Chieko enjoys expanding her repertoire and meeting new and stimulating people in the course of her world travels.

 

 

 

 

March 24th, 2011 7:30 PM   through   8:45 PM
11713 Jollyville Road
Asian-American Cultural Center
Austin, TX 78759
United States
Non JASGA members $ 15.00
JASGA members $ 10.00

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