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The Beauty of 8

When:

Fri 19 Jul 2019, 7:30pm–8:50pm

Where: Glasshouse, Corner of Clarence and Hay Street, Port Macquarie, Port Macquarie Area

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $59.50
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: kabukupr

Australia’s internationally acclaimed drumming ensemble, Taikoz, will explore the immersive qualities of the Japanese taiko in their stunning production, The Beauty of 8, at the Glasshouse Port Macquarie in July 19th.

In The Beauty of 8, Taikoz contrasts masculine and feminine, extrovert and introvert, tradition and innovation. ‘The Beauty of 8’ refers to the mesmerising shapes and movements that are synonymous with the flamboyant yokouchi (side-on) style of taiko playing. The result is a spectacular combination of infectious rhythms, soaring melodies, lavish costumes and huge drums.

Joining Taikoz for The Beauty of 8 is special guest artist, direct from Japan, Chieko Kojima, who is a Distinguished Member of KODO, one of the world’s leading taiko ensembles. Trained as a dancer, Kojima seamlessly combines her love of movement, sound and rhythm into an exquisite performance that effortlessly crosses between dance and music.

The Beauty of 8 also features Riley Lee, shakuhachi Grand Master, whose relationship with Kojima extends back to the 1970s when they were both members of the legendary taiko ensemble, Ondekoza.

With new music composed by Taikoz, The Beauty of 8 is a spectacular collaboration that highlights the artists’ inner intensity, beauty of expression and synchronicity of sound and movement in a performance that is not to be missed.