DANC 049D. Dance Performance Repertory: Swarthmore Taiko Ensemble
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.
A dance technique course, such as DANC057 Taiko I, taken concurrently is highly encouraged but not necessary.
Video viewings, readings, and performance participation.
2 PE or 0.5 academic credit (1~2 short papers)
No prior experience required.
0.5 credit or P.E.
Eligible for ASIA
Fall 2022. Small.
Spring 2023. Small.
Fall 2023. Small.
Spring 2024. Small.
Fall 2024. Small.
Spring 2025. Small.
Catalog chapter: Music and Dance: Dance
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/dance-program
Check the Spring 2022 Schedule of Courses
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