Check out the Tukasa Taiko / TaikoLegacy Gallery . Photo courtesy of Ken Carl 773 294 6025 Ken Carl Photography, LLC. www.kencarl.com

TSUKASA TAIKO & TAIKO LEGACY - a leading community program for Japanese drumming and performing arts

Our Collaborators: TSUKASA TAIKO

Our Collaborators
and Friends

Tsukasa Taiko is proud of our collaborative efforts with various aspects of the arts.


History and Achievements of Tsukasa Taiko

History & Achievements
of Tsukasa Taiko

The birth of Tsukasa Taiko broke new ground in the Chicago taiko community.




TOYOAKI SHAMISEN

Toyoaki Shamisen
toyoaki.org

the Japanese traditional lute, SHAMISEN !



BEGINNERS TAIKO WORKSHOP

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Experience the art of Japanese drumming!!




Tsukasa Taiko, acknowledgments

Tsukasa Taiko is a program of Asian Improv aRts Midwest and the Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago and is supported in part by the Illinois Arts Council, the MacArthur Fund for Arts & Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Alphawood Foundation, CDH. P.C, JCCC Foundation, Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and The Joyce Foundation.



2017 Upcoming Performances


Friday, April 28 @5:30 pm
University of Chicago: International House
1414 E. 59th St. Chicago,IL 60637

Saturday, April 29 @10:00 am
HAIKU Festival
Harold Washington Library
400 South State St. Chicago, IL 60605

Friday, May 5
Emerson Elementary School
Wheaton, IL 60187
Private Educational Program

Saturday, May 6 @11:30 amd & 1:30 pm
Tsukasa kids: Anderson Gardens Opening Celebration
Anderson Garden
318 Spring Creek Rd. Rockford, IL 61107

Saturday, May 6
Miyumi Project *Taiko & Contemporary Jazz
Elastic Arts
3429 W. Diversey Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

Friday, May 19 @10:00 am & 11:30 am
Animecentral: The Midwest Anime and Manga Convention
Hyatt Regency O'Hare: 9300 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Rosemont, IL 60018

Saturday, May 20
Origami Exhibit
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle, IL 60532

Saturday, May 21
Origami Exhibit
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53 Lisle, IL 60532


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Job Oppourtunity

News: Job Position at Asian Improv aRts Midwest

Asian Improv Arts Midwest seeks Visiting Instructor/Performer in Chicago, IL (and other U.S. locations as needed)

Responsible for teaching classes that focus on Japanese cultural arts. Organize and administer traditional arts programs in Japanese classical dance and drumming. Responsible for assisting the operation of the cultural arts organization. Manage cultural arts programs and organize performances throughout the year. Establish clear objectives for all lessons and projects, and communicate those objectives to students. Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. This position involves teaching elementary school level children.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Education, Cultural Arts, or a related field, plus ten years of experience. Requires 6 years of experience in Japanese traditional drumming arts and 6 years of experience in performing with Japanese drumming ensembles. Requires fluency in reading, speaking and writing in Japanese. Requires knowledge of Japanese history, culture and social sciences. Requires knowledge of traditional Japanese costuming and the ability to organize curriculums for students. Requires Travel to domestic performance sites as needed.

Must also have authority to work permanently in the U.S. Applicants who are interested in this position may apply online @ www.jobpostingtoday.com Ref # 30211.





TSUKASA at Community Shows



Please visit: Educational and Community Programs

Photo Gallery:TSUKASA at Community Shows
media.taikolegacy.com/Taiko/Community



AIRMW: Asian Improv aRts Midwest

AIR midwest

Asian Improv aRts Midwest's mission is to build a vital, self-empowered Asian American community in the Chicago area by advancing the understanding and profile of Asian and Asian American cultures through the traditional and contemporary cultural arts. AIRMW is dedicated to creating productive relationships with artists, community and institutions in order to produce high quality arts programs that accurately reflect the multi-cultural, multi-ethnic reality of Chicago and the nation. Visit www.airmw.org for more information.



JASC: Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago

AIR midwest

Founded in 1946, the mission of the Japanese American Service Committee of Chicago is to preserve and raise awareness of Japanese American culture and heritage, and promote the physical and spiritual well-being of Japanese Americans and the greater multicultural community in the Midwest. Visit www.jasc-chicago.org for more information.



Our annual Taiko Legacy show is hosted by the Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Museum of Contemporary Art

Special thanks to our Media providers:
Ken Carl Photography, LLC. (kencarl.com), Mayumi Lake (mayumilake.com), Kazu Yamamoto, Larry Philipee, Adebukola Bodunrin and friends of Tsukasa Taiko.




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