All Over the Map: Uzume Taiko – Aug 20, 2017

All Over the Map: Vancouver Pars National Ballet – Aug 13, 2017
August 13, 2017
Pop Up Dances – Aug 26, 2017, Port Coquitlam
August 26, 2017

All Over the Map: Uzume Taiko – Aug 20, 2017


Free summer dance series featuring dance traditions with roots from all over the globe.

Sundays, August 13, 20 & 27
Two shows per day 1:00 and 3:00pm.
Ron Basford Park on Granville Island (next to Performance Works)
In case of rain, the shows move inside Performance Works


Taiko means, “drum” in Japanese and “Uzume” is the Japanese Goddess of Laughter. Uzume Taiko is known around the world for its bold musical collaborations, humour and theatrical stage presence. They have hand crafted a unique brand of West Coast Canadian taiko drumming that offers a visual, sonic and sensual experience to their audience.

Since being formed in 1988, Uzume Taiko`s line-up has changed and expanded to compliment the development and evolution of the group. The current ensemble is composed of Artistic Director Bonnie Soon, Musical Director Jason Overy, performers Naomi Kajiwara and Boyd Seiichi Grealy.

Uzume Taiko has collaborated with numerous artists over the years, spanning musical genres from Mainstream Rock/Pop acts to western classical symphonies to Scottish highland pipers and Hammond B-3 organ.

The Group’s desire to take artistic risks, and fuse its music with a myriad of like-minded fearless collaborators, has made for a unique, and refreshing musical experience unlike any other in Canada. To see Uzume Taiko is an experience. With the choreographed physicality of martial arts, the heart-stopping pulse of the O-Daiko and the rhythmic sensitivity of a jazz ensemble, the drummers of Uzume Taiko put on an exhilarating performance.

All Over the Map is a free, summer dance series, presenting dance traditions from all over the globe! Presented by New Works and CMHC Granville Island.