Nagata Shachu announces its 25th Anniversary Concert Season

Nagata Shachu announces its 25th Anniversary Concert Season

Nagata Shachu is excited to announce their 25th anniversary season with three performances in December, March and June for the 2022/2023 season: a 25th Anniversary Concert featuring rare and never before heard compositions; Spin-off, a world renowned DJ & breakdance collab; and Flow フロー, a modern, boundary-pushing take on traditional Japanese taiko.

While embracing deep reverence for the taiko and its legacy, this season sees Nagata Shachu boldly forging a path for how this musical form can be modernized and continued into the future.

On December 3, 2022 at Al Green Theatre, a stunning 25th Anniversary Concert will kick off the season. Featuring new and rarely performed works from Nagata Shachu’s extensive quarter-century catalog, this season’s inaugural concert is a celebration of the vibrant taiko scene in Toronto and beyond with an exciting glance into the future of these ancient drums. 

Spin-off, on March 11, 2023 at Fleck Dance Theatre, will feature founding Turntable Monkz member and DMC World Champion DJ Dopey spinning records while Toronto-based world champion breakdancers and 2024 Paris Olympians B-boy Onton & B-girl Konatsu of Supernaturalz Crew spin on the dancefloor. In this unexpected but exhilarating collaboration, the traditional taiko inspires Canada’s best and most creative DJ and B-boy\B-girl talent in a way never attempted before. 

In FLOW フロー, the final concert of the season on June 10, 2023 at Hart House Theatre, Nagata Shachu and next-generation Japanese taiko soloist Masayuki Sakamoto will embrace flowthe mental state in which a person is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process. This spellbinding season finale will weave together Nagata Shachus traditional taiko rhythms with Sakamoto’s rebellious rock n roll musical sensibilities, while hypnotically immersed in the flow state. 

Save 30% on regular priced adult tickets when subscribing to all three concerts. Contact to subscribe.   

Concert 1 “Twenty-Five”
When: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time: 8 pm
Where: Al Green Theatre (750 Spadina Ave)
Tickets: $30-40 adult/ $20-30 students and seniors plus HST (reserved seating).  $35-$45 plus HST at the door.
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Concert 2 “Spin-Off” featuring DJ Dopey, Konatsu and Onton
When: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Time: 8 pm
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre (207 Queens Quay W)
Tickets: $35-45 adult/ $25-35 students and seniors plus HST (reserved seating).  
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20% off regular priced adult tickets if purchase before Jan 31.  Use discount code NSEB25
Concert 3 “Flow フロー”
featuring taiko soloist from Japan, Masayuki Sakamoto

When: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Time: 8 pm
Where: Hart House theatre (7 Hart House Circle)
$35-45 adult/ $25-35 students and seniors plus HST (reserved seating).  
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$5 off regular priced adult tickets Early Bird special if tickets purchased before Apr 30. Use discount code: NSEB3

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