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Taikoz | Seven Flowers
18 October 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEDT$55 – $99
Taikoz presents the world premiere of their latest work, Seven Flowers – a truly unique combination of spectacular taiko drumming, beautiful song, dynamic movement and stunning stage design – at the City Recital Hall on 18 October.
Seven Flowers is a brand-new work based on the words of 15th century Japanese playwright and theoretician, Zeami Motokiyo. In his work Fushikaden, Zeami describes the seven periods of an artist’s life, beginning at the tender age of seven. In Seven Flowers, Taikoz and special guest artists of all ages will embrace all seven of Zeami’s ‘ages of the artist’, exploring the many faceted phases of an artist’s life and work.
Seven Flowers will combine new works by Swiss composer Fritz Hauser (Shong), Western Australia’s Stuart James (Kinabuhi | Kamatayon) and Taikoz’s Artistic Director Ian Cleworth (The Place Where Nothing Is Done). Delicate moments will morph into thunderous peaks as artists, young to mature, perform profoundly evocative works side by side.
Alongside the world renowned Taikoz ensemble, Seven Flowers features a line-up of special guest artists including Shakuhachi Grandmaster Riley Lee, as well as stunning production design which incorporates suspended elements, projections and non-traditional lighting techniques.