MU DAIKO AT THE RITZ


Nationally-recognized Twin Cities taiko ensemble Mu Daiko unveils new work and revisits classic compositions with heart-pounding rhythms, elegant choreography, and joyous energy. The first weekend highlights original compositions by Mu Daiko members, including a new collaboration with Korean drummer Sangho Kim. The second weekend, Mu Daiko welcomes LA's award-winning group TAIKOPROJECT, best known for appearing in a popular television spot for the Mitsubishi Eclipse. TAIKOPROJECT adds a contemporary edge to traditional taiko with infusions of music, hip-hop dance, and video and was the first American-based taiko ensemble to win the Tokyo International Taiko Contest.


THE CAST
MU DAIKO



Artistic Director
Rick Shiomi
Senior Taiko Artist/Instructor
Iris Shiraishi
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Rachel Gorton
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Angie Ahlgren
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Gregg Amundson
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Holly Hee Won Coughlin
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Al Zdrazil
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Jeff Ellsworth
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Eileen Ho
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Sarah Senseman
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Craig Schultz
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Heather Jeche (intern)
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Mary Zilge (intern)


TAIKOPROJECT



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Masato Baba
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Jen Baik
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Yuri Yoshida
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Aya Ino
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Darren Endo


Guest Artist
Sangho Kim

* denotes member of Actors Equity
PRODUCTION STAFF
Stage Manager/Board Operator
Lisa Smith
Lighting Design
Mike Grogan
Costume Design
Angie Vo
Cover Art & T-shirt Design
Carolyn Gilde & Stacey Peterson

* denotes member of Actors Equity