Taikokoro Inc presents
What an awesome evening with Eri Uchida!
Unlike many other taiko styles, Katsugi Okedo allows for true connection between the player and taiko. The purpose of this workshop was to explore this unique connection and establish effective fundamentals through body awareness. It focussed on body awareness in order to feel one with Okedo and covered items such as mindfulness practice, finding a good position and moving with the okedo.
Originally from Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Eri Uchida was deeply touched by her local taiko community where she grew up – so much so that while studying abroad in Canada during high school, she founded her own taiko group. To further her studies, Eri moved to Sado Island to join the KODO Apprenticeship Program in 2007 and became a performing member for KODO in 2009. Since then, she has traveled all over the world performing with the troupe, directing school presentations, as well as teaching workshops. Eri also produced KODO’s first overseas interactive concert. In addition, Eri oversaw the day-to-day workings of the KODO Apprenticeship Program, helping to train and welcome new KODO member prospects.