Author: Nagata Shachu

2018 – 2013

2018 Saturday, November 24  20th Season opening concert Rhythm, Stories, Movement in collaboration with acclaimed story teller Rui Umezawa and contemporary dancers Yuichiro  Inoue and Noriko Kusama.  Al Green Theatre, Toronto. Sunday, November 11 One-hour finale performance for Festival Internacional De Santa Lucia. Explanada de los Héroes, Monterrey, Mexico. Friday, October 26 Full...

2019 – 2021

2020 Saturday, March 14 An Evening of Japanese Dance and Music featuring Chieko Kojima, a principal dancer and founding member of the internationally renowned Japanese drumming ensemble Kodo, and ten ten ensemble led by Aki Takahashi (shamisen/vocals), Kiyoshi Nagata (taiko), Heidi Chan (bamboo flute) and other guests. Toronto Buddhist Church. Friday, Feb...

Tayou

Date Composed:2013Composer:Akemi AkachiPremiere Performance:November 22, 2013 - Enwave TheatreRecording Title:Hymus Road CD There are many sides to every aspect of life. We can find diversity in each being and discover the many parts of their entity by seeing them from different angles. In this piece the...

Eclipse

Date Composed: 2019 Composer: Naoya Kobayashi Premiere Performance: Sunday, March 3, 2019 A graceful yet forceful taiko set solo composed by Naoya Kobayashi based on the composition Taichi no Sakebi by Kiyoshi Nagata. ...

Mikazuki

Date Composed:2017Composer:Jason HuangPremiere Performance:November 18, 2017 This is a solo performance based on Hachijo Daiko – a taiko tradition that encompasses both power and finesse. ...

Kaigara Bushi

Arrangement:Traditional arranged by Aki TakahashiPremiere Performance:November 5,, 2016 This is a traditional folk song from Tottori prefecture, which was arranged for a collaboration with taiko, shinobue and kokyu artist Shogo Yoshii. ...

Okuni Jiman

Date Composed:2017Arrangement:Traditional Aki TakahashiPremiere Performance:June 10, 2017 This is a traditional folk song which was arranged for a collaborative performance with New Orleans parade and roots band DRUMHAND. ...

Kagari

Composer:Traditional (based on Owase Bushi)Arrangement:Taiko and choreography by Aki TakahashiPremiere Performance:November 18, 2018 Crackling fires are lit to welcome the convex moon.  The eyes fall entranced as leaping flames consume the darkness. ...