I will be teaching my piece “Quitiplas in the Pocket” in San Francisco Dance Mission Theater on July 18! I first learned quitiplas in San Francisco with Jackie Rago. This would be such a meaningful experience to teach my first public workshop of my piece in SF! My friend and fellow cast members of Spall Fragments David Wells will also be teaching too.
July 18, 2016 (Monday) 8-10pm
Instructor: Yeeman Mui
QUITIPLAS IN THE POCKET is a piece for solo improvisation on the slant style (naname) drums. The poly-meter base beat is adapted from the Venezuelan Quitiplas music with a choreographed solo cue that focuses on creating different tonalities of the drum.
Yeeman Mui (aka Manman) Originally from Hong Kong, Manman graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 2010 with an MPhil in Musicology. She is a dedicated taiko practitioner, performer and teacher. Since becoming a certified Orff instructor, her vision is to continually find new ways to celebrate the essence of teaching of taiko through the mind, body and spirit. In 2012 and 2013, she was awarded a fellowship to study with Kenny Endo at the Taiko Center of the Pacific (TCP). Since then she has been working as a performing member and teacher at TCP. Outside of TCP and Hong Kong, She has also taught at the Los Angeles Taiko Institute (LATI), curated the Youth Program at the North American Taiko Conference in Las Vegas 2015, and conducted a series of music teacher workshops in Macau 2015.
July 24, 2016 (Sunday) 10-12am
Instructor: David Wells
Multidrum Drills & Improvisation
This workshop will introduce various exercises to help the player develop facility with approaching a set of small drums and will explore application of the techniques to basic improvisation.David began his musical journey early in life primarily under the guidance of his father, a professional jazz musician, studying clarinet for 13 years before discovering taiko. Beginning with Stanford Taiko in 2003, David has worked to hone his skills both in performance and instruction to the utmost, always striving to consider himself a student of the art. He has since performed with groups such as the Kenny Endo Taiko Ensemble, TAIKOPROJECT, Prota, On Ensemble, and Unit Souzou.
$40 for one workshop
$70 for two workshops
$30 for Youth and Collegiate per workshop
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street (corner Mission), San Francisco, CA 94110