COVID 19 & UTE - UPDATE
We know that the spread of the coronavirus has had a dramatic impact on life as we know it, and has left us all feeling a little uncertain about the future. With regards to the Utah Taiko Experience, we want to let you know that we are monitoring and assessing the situation daily and discussing how we can support you all in this difficult time.
At the moment we are hopeful that the Utah Taiko Experience will still take place. In order to give everyone some room and security, we are extending our early-bird registration until June 30.
Be safe, happy, and hopeful! We will get through this TOGETHER!
Razz Purcell & UTE Management Team
Utah Taiko Experience - Trailer
Utah Taiko Experience - interview with Rannoch Purcell
Utah Taiko Experience - Accommodation Walkthrough
In August of 2020, Taiko Zentrum Deutschland & kaDON will be teaming up with Snow College's Horne School of Music in Ephraim, Utah to bring you a one-of-a-kind taiko adventure...the Utah Taiko Experience. Imagine daily workshops for developing creativity with Shoji Kameda, Yuta Kato and the UTE content team, combined with daily adventures in the most stunning locations of Central Utah's Wasatch mountains... that's a start!
Bring your partner and family (see participant guest option below) and Join us with 30 other taiko players from around the world, as we explore taiko, explore Utah, share with each other and the local community, and create an experience you will NEVER forget!
FLEX PAY - 50% NOW 50% Later!
Saturday, August 1st (7PM) - Monday, August 10th (12PM), 2020.
Participant: - $1350 USD - Click Here for early bird & kaDON discount pricing
Participant Guest (PG) - $800 USD* for first PG, $400 for each additional PG.**
WORKSHOP / ACTIVITY LEADERS:
Shoji Kameda & Yuta Kato, supported by Diana Wu, Martin Doyle, Shonagh Walker, Rannoch Purcell, and Emily Harada.
Horne School of Music, Snow College - Ephraim, Utah (airport: Salt Lake City, UT - SLC)
Private room at Park Place Apartments is included in registration price.
A total of 9 dinners (August 1st-9th) are included in registration price.
State Park entry, transportation and some equipment is included in registration price.
REFUND POLICY - Please read our full cancellation / refund policy here.
*Participant-Guest spots are only for children and spouses / partners of registered participants. Participant-Guest price includes 9 dinners + lodging.
**Participant Guest Children will share a room with a family member if more than 1 child is registered. Click here for more information
Since its very beginnngs, taiko has been inseparable from nature. The raw, visceral power, the delicate nuances and subtle tones, and the unending variations of rhythm echo images of the power, beauty, variety and spiritual resonance we find in nature.
Our goal with the Utah Taiko Experience is to exploit this connection between taiko and nature. We are going to explore, adventure and be inspired by the power and beauty of nature with daily trips to the most beautiful local spots, and learn how to convert that inspiration into creative energy with daily workshops focused on building creativity & expression as a taiko player.
And the best part...we will have the chance to share it with the local community through public workshops & information nights, and a public concert in the football field presented by all of us!
Read on to learn more...
Inspiration is a beautiful thing. It drives us to dream, to express, to create, and to share.
At UTE our group taiko sessions will be focused on channeling our inspiration to the taiko - in essence, learning to be creative.
To guide us in this, we have selected two people we feel are absolute pioneers of expression and creativity in the taiko scene: Shoji Kameda, and Yuta Kato.
Shoji & Yuta, with support from Diana Wu, Rannoch Purcell, Martin Doyle and Shonagh Walker will be leading our exploration in creativity with in-depth daily sessions focused on helping you to develop your taiko playing through expression and creativity.
From its signature red rock formations and canyons to its majestic mountain vistas, lakes and rivers, Utah brings a sense of freedom and adventure that has to be experienced to be believed.
At UTE, each day will include the opportunity to explore and be inspired by this beautiful area. Relax and take in the beauty of the mountains, take a peaceful walk or hike, try swimming, fishing, SUP, and even rock climbing and cliff-jumping for the thrill seekers! There's something for everyone, and it is all guided by former local, Rannoch Purcell (Taiko Zentrum Deutschland).
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We are thrilled to be partnering up with Snow College in Ephraim Utah to bring you this event.
Snow is a junior college with a unique flair...the college offers a Bachelor's degree... in MUSIC!
With an absolutely amazing staff, facility and location, the Horne School of Music at Snow College has already made quite a name for itself for producing top-level musicians.
With dedicated practice rooms, a staging room, Concert Hall and more, The Horne School of Music at Snow College is the perfect place for the Utah Taiko Experience to call "home".