Calendar

Dec
7
Sat
Saturday Social @ The Taiko Centre, Hannahs at Seale Hayne
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The chance to play taiko in an informal class, these sessions are open to all (16yrs +), and will cover basics and the opportunity to work on a beginners performance piece. Includes tea or coffee from 9.30am at the Taiko Centre for those who arrive early. To find out more email info@kagemusha.com.

Saturday Social @ The Taiko Centre, Hannahs at Seale Hayne
Dec 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The chance to play taiko in an informal class, these sessions are open to all (16yrs +), and will cover basics and the opportunity to work on a beginners performance piece. Includes tea or coffee from 9.30am at the Taiko Centre for those who arrive early. To find out more email info@kagemusha.com.

Dec
8
Sun
Sunday Skills and Drills @ The Taiko Centre
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

An exciting way to kick off the weekend, these Skills and Drills sessions will cover a range of things including shime and odaiko technique as well as different styles of playing  such as up-stand and slant stand. £10 per person and suitable for those who’ve played taiko before. Places must be booked in advance by email info@kagemusha.com or calling 01626 325832.

 

Dec
20
Fri
Tano Taiko at South Molton Winter Solstice @ South Moulton
Dec 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tano Taiko’s final gig of the year will take place at South Molton’s Winter Solstice on Friday 20th December. This fun and festive event runs from 5.00 – 9.00pm and Tano will be performing two sets followed by have-a-go sessions in the town centre.

Jan
4
Sat
Kagemusha Taiko present Shadow Warrior @ Exeter Phoenix
Jan 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Kagemusha Taiko present

SHADOW WARRIOR

7:30pm  Saturday 4th January
Exeter Phoenix

Tickets: £15 (£12)  Box Office: 01392 667080
https://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/kagemusha-taiko-shadow-warrior/

 

Tickets are now on sale for the exciting new show from Kagemusha Taiko, the first major performance by the group in Exeter since “A Good Death” in Exeter Cathedral in December 2017.

 

Taiko is drum theatre.  Using taiko, Kagemusha Taiko create moods, explore the tension between space and time, and tell stories.  “Shadow Warrior” is the English translation of “Kagemusha”, and this show is very much Western European in nature, drawing on stories of Merlin, Beowulf and Norse mythology.  There’s new instrumentation as well as new themes in this show…

Shadow Warrior  reunites Kagemusha Taiko with original group member Kordian Tetkov.  Having been spellbound by a solo performance by Kordian on gongs and percussion, artistic director Jonathan Kirby invited him to collaborate with the group for this one, special performance.  Drums and gongs together weave a particular kind of magic.  Don’t miss it!

In the second half of the show, this particular taiko journey heads into new territory with the addition of bass guitar and vocals.  Back in the day, brothers Jonathan and Tim Kirby performed to critical acclaim as Diatribe, with releases on the Criminal Damage record label and John Peel session on BBC Radio 1 to their credit.  Tim now brings his voice and his bass to the world of taiko.  It’s a powerful combination.

 

Tickets are limited, so book now in order to avoid disappointment.

SHADOW WARRIOR

Exeter Phoenix   7:30pm  Saturday 4th January
Tickets: £15 (£12)  Box Office: 01392 667080
https://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/kagemusha-taiko-shadow-warrior/

Jan
11
Sat
Taiko Day Retreat @ The Taiko Centre
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Kagemusha Taiko are now offering ‘Taiko Day Retreats’. Spend the day learning the basics and fundamentals of this amazing performing art at our fully equipped studio.

Blow those cobwebs away with this unique opportunity to re-energise, re-charge and challenge yourself with something new. Drumming, beautiful Devon countryside and more, Kagemusha Taiko’s Day Retreats are the perfect way to escape. With no previous experience of taiko necessary, these days are open to enthusiastic adults of all ages.

Our day retreats begin with gentle stretches followed by a day of taiko drumming, finishing off with exclusive use of a hydro-therapy pool. Places are just £60 per person and must be booked in advance by emailing info@kagemusha.com.

Included;

  • A day of taiko drumming

  • Tea & coffee throughout the day

  • 1 hour session in a hydro-therapy pool

Upcoming Dates

Saturday 7th December, 10.30 am – 6.00 pm

Saturday 11th January, 10.30 am – 6.00 pm

Feb
8
Sat
Taste of Taiko @ The Taiko Centre
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Taste of Taiko Workshop
Saturday 8th February 2020
10.30am – 12.30pm, £15 per person.

Seen taiko and now want to do it? Our Taste of Taiko workshops are perfect for complete beginners who want to give this great performing art a go. This two hour workshop at our Taiko Centre at Hannahs at Seale Hayne teaches you the basics and fundamentals, as well as a bit of history of taiko. Places must be booked in advance by emailing info@kagemusha.com.

Adult Workshop (7)

 

Please note workshop spaces are non-refundable & non-transferable.

Mar
7
Sat
Saturday Social @ The Taiko Centre, Hannahs at Seale Hayne
Mar 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The chance to play taiko in an informal class, these sessions are open to all (16yrs +), and will cover basics and the opportunity to work on a beginners performance piece. Includes tea or coffee from 9.30am at the Taiko Centre for those who arrive early. To find out more email info@kagemusha.com.

Mar
8
Sun
Tano Taiko at the Grizzly @ Branscombe Beach
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Grizzly is an epic 22-mile endurace run along the stunning, but unforgiving, coast path. Starting in Seaton, in East Devon, the run takes is some of the most beautiful landscapes in the area. Tano Taiko will be set up on Branscombe beach throughout the day on 8th March drumming along to keep the runners going!

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Mar
17
Tue
Taiko Centre Closure – Covid-19
Mar 17 – May 31 all-day

Due to COVID-19 the Taiko Centre is temporarily closed until further notice.