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Movement and Matsuri

This class will focus on Midare Matsuri, Portland Taiko’s take on traditional matsuri (festival) rhythms. Participants will learn drills highlighting choreography, soloing, and keeping time, as well as basic techniques for playing small hand percussion typically played for matsuri. Class sessions will also explore the history of taiko in North America. Prerequisite: Taiko 101/one session of PT classes, or equivalent.