College Bulletin 2023-2024 
    May 24, 2024  
College Bulletin 2023-2024

DANC 049D. Repertory/Ensemble: Taiko

Taiko is an energetic neo-folk drumming art stemming from Japan and its postwar diaspora.  Emphasizing choreographic, embodied approaches to Taiko, as an ensemble we learn contemporary and folk-based repertory from Japan and the international Taiko community, culminating in end-of-semester performances. Through Taiko, we hone intense physicality and musicianship, perseverance, mindfulness, cooperation, responsibility, creativity, and an appreciation for Japanese and Asian American cultures.

Pre/Co-Requisite: DANC 057 Taiko I taken prior or concurrently (with instructor approval).

A dance technique course outside of Taiko I, taken concurrently, is highly encouraged but not necessary.

Pre-registration is not guaranteed acceptance into the course; auditions may be run at the first scheduled class.

For students in Classes of 2024, 2025, 2026: Only for those who have already taken DANC049D, Taiko I is encouraged but not considered a pre-requisite.


Video viewings, readings, and performance participation.

2 PE or 0.5 academic credit (1~2 short papers)
Graded CR/NC.
0.5 credit or P.E.
Eligible for ASIA
Fall 2023. Evans.
Spring 2024. Small.
Fall 2024. Small.
Spring 2025. Small.
Fall 2025. Small.
Spring 2026. Small.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Dance  
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