Residency and Outreach Activities
Odaiko New England offers hands-on taiko classes, workshops and residencies to kids, youth, adults, educators, and anyone interested in experiencing the thrill of taiko drumming. These activities immerse participants in the taiko art form and share the cultural context of Japanese drumming. We also perform for 15,000 students each year through assemblies and thousands of adults through outreach performances in the community.
School children, Youth-at-risk, General public, Adults, Families
Languages Performed (Other than English):
Grade Levels Served:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Higher Education, Adult Education, Pre-K
Curriculum Areas Your Program(s) address
Arts, Foreign Languages, History and Social Science
Mass Cultural Council award recipient. Featured Mass Cultural Council Teaching Partners artist. Participant in YoYo Ma's Silk Road Project in Peabody, MA. Was selected to be one of the "Taiko 10" in the 2009 North American Taiko Conference in LA.
Founded in 1994, Odaiko New England is one of the nation’s premier taiko ensembles. ONE's Artistic Director brings over 10 years of taiko experience, including 3 years studying in Japan, to the group.
Taiko performance is well suited for outdoor and indoor venues. Some simple sound reinforcement in some venues is helpful for balance. Depending on venue capabilities, lighting can range from simple to elaborate. Details on request.