Events, Workshops and Courses
We have a lively programme of events for 2022 and we are delighted to announce Taiko Wales is in an ongoing creative partnership with Theatr Brycheiniog in Brecon.
Taiko drumming sessions this spring in Theatr Brycheiniog for families, children 12+ and adults with Ursula and Joe of http://www.taikowales.com.
Book directly with the theatre – thank you. https://www.brycheiniog.co.uk/en/whats-on
We will be participating in an exciting new project with Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB – more details soon!
If you would like us to provide a health and well-being focussed workshop for you, please get in touch. See some of our previous workshops below to get an idea about what we do
Taiko Mynydd Du performances 2018
From Fukui to Glangrwyney…Introductory 3-week course.
Heather Murray, from Taiko Wales, was awarded a grant this year from the Arts Council Wales to travel to Japan and train with Taiko master Kurumaya-Sensei. Drawing from his wisdom and artistry, the course is based on the unique ‘Hokkuriko’ style of Taiko, developed by Sensei in the Fukui area of Japan. There is an emphasis on etiquette, focus and discipline. We begin with a short, Zazen meditation to connect with our still, creative centres; we then integrate movement, playful sticking and freestyle. You need to bring your enthusiasm, a level of fitness and a sense of timing.
We’ll explore ‘Ki’, the Japanese concept of life force, and ‘Ma’, the concept of silence and space, as we practice the deeply respectful ways of this tradition.
Suitable for those new to Taiko and for players keen to develop their skills. Payment in advance please – contact Heather to make a booking on firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo of the Yokokan Garden in Fukui
Residential Weekend with James Barrow will have a new venue in the autumn this year.