Our Mission

To develop, produce, and promote artistic excellence in taiko performance, using taiko as a way to strengthen and build community in the Midwest.

RESIDENT COMPANIES

We are the springboard for two resident taiko groups in Minnesota:

          Ensō Daiko

          ensemble-MA

To book either group, please click here.


WHAT WE DO

  • Concert and tour production
  • Ongoing studio taiko classes for all levels of experience
  • In-school residencies
  • Master class workshops
  • Lectures and leadership workshops
  • Community performances
  • Corporate or private performances
  • Support and train taiko artists
  • Facilitate artistic collaborations

Objectives

  • To increase public awareness, appreciation, and access to taiko in the Midwest
  • To create moving and transforming taiko performances
  • To nurture, promote, and train taiko artists
  • To create, explore, and expand the taiko canon of work
  • To maintain the connection and integrity of taiko's Japanese and Asian American cultural roots.
  • To use taiko as a tool of healing, empowerment, and self expression for individuals and communities
  • To provide access to taiko to our community, especially those with limited resources, limited visibility, or special needs