Performers and Programs

Performer Information  
Stage name: Hiroko & Gerard Senese
Performer name: Ryu Shu Kan Japanese Arts Center
Phone: 631-698-2467
Mailing address: 1256 Waverly Ave.
Farmingville, NY 11738
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Wang Center, Stony Brook University, Brentwood Library, Wyandanch Library, Mineola Library, Sachem Library
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Information last updated: 02/27/2018

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Taiko Drums of Japan Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
Drawn from the rich folk heritage of Japan, the Ryu Shu Kan presents: Taiko Drums of Japan. This hour long program introduces the audience to the exciting sounds and sights of a Taiko performance. The Drummers play powerful rhythms as they move around the drums with martial arts choreography. Karate & Samurai Forms enhance the feeling of the ancient Samurai spirit of the Japanese people and traditional Japanese Folk dance weaves its way throughout the show. The elegant sound of the Japanese harp -Koto- is played as well as the haunting sounds of the Shakuhachi bamboo flute as an interlude between the thunder of the Taiko pieces. The Ryu Shu Kan is sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University and this program is part of their community outreach program: Introduction to Japanese Culture.
$351- $500
Taiko Drums Workshop Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Other
Workshops allow our performers to share the joy of Taiko with their audiences. Taiko is used as an educational tool to teach the music, culture and history of Japan to the community; and to imbue a strong appreciation for cultural tradition and the arts. Our Taiko workshop begins with a warm-up routine to prepare to strike the Taiko in a safe and controlled manner so there will be no injuries during the class. We then proceed to teach the basic swings involved with the various traditional pieces to be taught. After learning a few basic rhythms, the participants will learn two pieces that require not only striking the Taiko; but also movement around the Taiko which incorporate Martial Arts movements & traditional Folk Dance movements.
$351- $500
Japanese Taiko & Kendo Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Dance
The traditional Japanese Taiko Drums and the Martial Art of Kendo, provide a glimpse into the unique SAMURAI SPIRIT, which has pervaded Japanese culture for hundreds of years and still influences the Japanese today as seen in the popularity of Samurai based Anime & Manga. Workshops with the Taiko drums & Kendo introduce the Teens to these exciting aspects of Japanese culture and get them involved in physical activities which they might not normally be involved in. This program is presented by the Ryu Shu Kan and sponsored by the Japan Center at Stony Brook University's Community Outreach programs.
$201- $350
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