TAIKO BLIZZARD


Mu Daiko teams up with Winnipeg's Fubuki Daiko for a powerful performance matched only by Minnesota's infamous winter weather. Driving rhythms and pounding beats blend with intricately choreographed movement as Mu Daiko performs world premieres from Artistic Director Rick Shiomi and Iris Shirashi. Jennifer Weir's new arrangements of audience favorites, Pounding Hooves and Yodan, complete the unique experience of Mu's annual taiko concert. Catapulting Japanese drumming into the 21st century, Fubuki Daiko blends hints of jazz and funk and fuses modern and ancient elements. Their "dazzling stage energy" has earned them recognition as the "Top Canadian taiko group: at the International Talko Festival. Their truly eclectic performance is part martial arts, part athleticism, part dance and all rhythm.


THE CAST
Fubuki Daiko

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Hiroshi Koshiyami
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Naomi Guilbert
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Bruce Robertson
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Kimi Guilbert
Fubuki Daiko Kagemusha

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Lynn Lai
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David Johnson
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Giselle Ma
Mu Daiko

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Angie Ahlgren
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Gregg Amundson
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Holly Coughlin
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Jeff Ellsworth(intern)
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Rachel Gorton
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Rick Shiomi
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Iris Shiraishi
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Jennifer Weir
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Al Zdrazil
Guest Artist
Ying Zhang

* denotes member of Actors Equity
PRODUCTION STAFF
Stage Manager/Board Operator
Gregg Bush
Lighting Designer
Jeff Bartlett
Program Design
Robert Sauer
Mu View
Kim Dalros
Photography
Charissa Uemura

* denotes member of Actors Equity