• Kaleidoscope premiere performance
  • Fleck Dance Theatre
  • October 10, 2014

Kaleidoscope

Date Composed: 2014
Composer: Aki Takahashi
Premiere Performance: Saturday, October 10 - Fleck Dance Theatre

A kaleidoscope, which literally means “observation of beautiful forms,” creates dazzling geometric formations of color, shape, and space that changes as you turn the cylinder. Using multiple reflections of beads, pebbles, and pieces of glass, the elements are limited, but the patterns created appear limitless, in a constant state of flux. This song is inspired by what one sees through a kaleidoscope. It seeks to bring out on taiko drums the beauty, variety, symmetry, and ever-shifting movements of this unique, beloved device.