SAINT PAUL, Minn. (March 25, 2016) — The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will welcome TAIKOPROJECT for a one-night-only performance on Saturday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. The show is a part of the Ordway’s World Music and Dance Series, sponsored by Target®. Tickets start at $23 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office.
Founded in 2000 in Los Angeles by a group of young artists, TAIKOPROJECT is one of the world’s premiere taiko drumming ensembles. The group balances the Japanese traditions of taiko drumming with a fresh, contemporary approach to create a uniquely American style. TAIKOPROJECT first made waves in 2005 when they became the first American taiko group to win the prestigious Tokyo International Taiko Contest. They have since performed and recorded with some of the world’s most well-known musical artists, including Stevie Wonder, Usher, Alicia Keys, John Legend and Kanye West.
“What I love about TAIKOPROJECT is the joy and humor they infuse into each of their performances,” said Dayna Martinez, Ordway’s artistic director of World Music & Dance. “From powerful music to choreography inspired by the Japanese martial arts, their work is an homage to the traditions of taiko while also mixing in unconventional elements to show new dimensions. An evening with TAIKOPROJECT is truly an exuberant, all-encompassing experience.”
The Ordway’s World Music & Dance Series is sponsored by Target. For tickets and more information, visit www.ordway.org.
ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts — 30 years of presenting, producing and investing in the performing arts.
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Theater Venue Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
& Location: 345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Ticket Office: 651-224-4222
Price: $23-$45, subject to change
Media Contact: Jessica Petrie