2018 Feb 23 (Friday) at 7:30 pm
Orvis Auditorium, Honolulu
$5 students, $10 seniors, $15 general
Kenny Endo (taiko) joins Bamboo & Cherry Blossoms in an evening performance of newly choreographed works for Japanese dance – taiko – koto – shakuhachi. “Drum Dance Dream” will feature music by Japanese and American composers, including original works composed by Kenny Endo and John Kaizan Neptune.
Purchase tickets online.
For more information, visit the Orvis Auditorium events page.
Sponsored by the East-West Center, Bamboo & Cherry Blossoms will visit Honolulu-area schools this February 20-22 in order to offer a fun, interactive workshop on traditional Japanese dance and musical instruments. The workshop will introduce students grades 4-12 to nihonbuyo dance, kabuki-style pantomime, and music for shakuhachi and koto.
Host institutions include:
St. Andrews: The Priory
Kainalu Elementary School
Mokapu Elementary School (Kaneohe Marine Corps Base)
Bamboo & Cherry Blossoms is set to rendezvous in Honolulu the third week of February 2018! Part of our residency involves daytime visits to local schools, sponsored by the East-West Center Arts Outreach program. More dates to follow…
Listen to Chris’ interview with China Radio International:
Chris’ work “Little Baicai, Big City” was premiered by the Shanghai Philharmonic in November ’16, alongside composers from Shanghai Conservatory, Yale University, the University of Cambridge, and from Poland and New Zealand. Chris was interviewed for a number of articles online and in print including Jiefang Daily, China Radio International, and Shanghai Observer.
Watch a rough-cut of the premiere at Shanghai Symphony Hall: