Chi Udaka – Cross Cultural Tour

TAIKOZ ANNOUNCES NATIONAL TOUR OF CROSS CULTURAL MASTERPIECE

CHI UDAKA

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Following its critically acclaimed world premiere at the
2014 Sydney Festival, Taikoz is thrilled to announce a tour of their production Chi Udaka to seven venues nationally, from 25 June to 6 August.

A collaboration between Taikoz and the Lingalayam Dance Company, Chi Udaka is a dynamic, inter-cultural feast for the senses, seamlessly combining the intense rhythm and drama of the Japanese taiko drums with the complex and intricate movements of South Indian classical dance.

Inspired by the forces of nature, Chi Udaka is a meeting of the deep earthiness of taiko drumming, represented as Chi (Earth), and the flowing sensuality of dance, represented as Udaka (Water). At turns delicate and dramatic, Chi Udaka connects the dynamism of Taikoz’s taiko, the melodic beauty of Grand Master Riley Lee’s shakuhachi, the sinuous strains of ‘cello, the mellifluous virtuosity of classical Indian vocals, and the evocative soundscapes of electronica, with Lingalayam’s blend of Bharatha Natyam and Kuchipudi dance forms.

Chi Udaka Promo from Taikoz on Vimeo.

 

With dance by Lingalayam’s internationally renowned choreographer Anandavalli and music by Ian Cleworth (Taikoz Artistic Director), Riley Lee, Aruna Parthiban, John Napier and John Cleworth, Taikoz’s Chi Udaka is a theatrical masterpiece that is not to be missed.

SHOW DATES AND VENUES

Saturday 25 June, 8pm Riverside Theatres, Parramatta NSW Bookings: 8839 3399
Sunday 26 June, 3pm Riverside Theatres, Parramatta NSW Bookings: 8839 3399
Friday 15 July, 8pm Canberra Theatre Centre
Friday 22 July, 12.30pm NIDA Parade Theatre, Kensington NSW

Includes a 30 minute Q&A session after the performance

Friday 22 July, 8pm NIDA Parade Theatre, Kensington NSW
Saturday 23 July, 7.30pm Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre NSW
Wednesday 27 July, 7.30pm Capitol Theatre, Tamworth NSW
Friday 29 July, 12.30pm Glasshouse Port Macquarie NSW

Includes a 30 minute Q&A session after the performance

Friday 29 July, 8pm Glasshouse Port Macquarie NSW
Friday 5 August, 12.30pm Brisbane Powerhouse QLD

Includes a 30 minute Q&A session after the performance

Friday 5 August, 7.30pm Brisbane Powerhouse QLD
Saturday 6 August, 7.30pm Brisbane Powerhouse QLD
 

TAIKO WORKSHOPS

 
Saturday 6 August, 11am Brisbane Powerhouse QLD

Beginners Workshop QLD

Saturday 6 August, 1pm Brisbane Powerhouse QLD

Experienced Players Workshop