YUKIAI – Taiko and Japanese Dance Performance

Posted on: November 20th, 2017
February 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm


An evening with Kodo’s Chieko Kojima & Nagata Shachu

The JCCC and Nagata Shachu are proud to present Japanese dance and taiko artist Chieko Kojima.

A founding member and principal dancer of the world renowned Kodo drummers of Sado Island, Kojima also has an active solo career that is perhaps best characterized by her ongoing project, “Yukiai,” where she seeks out new encounters and collaborations with artists and taiko groups within Japan and throughout the world. Kojima is known for her original dancing style during Kodo’s taiko-based performances, which is best exemplified by her vivid portrayal of the goddess Ameno-uzume in the first season of “Amaterasu” in 2006, directed by Tamasaburo Bando.  She became a Kodo Distinguished Member in 2012, and was the director of the annual concert series “Kodo Special Performances on Sado Island” for four years.

For this performance, Kojima will share the stage in collaboration with Canada’s premiere taiko group Nagata Shachu, for an unforgettable evening of dance, drums and song.

Saturday February 17, 2018 at 8:00pm

$25 (JCCC members)
$30 (non-members)
$20 (seniors)

Tickets may be purchased at TicketWeb or JCCC Reception, 416-441-2345.