BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.3559@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20120323T000000Z DTEND:20120325T000000Z DESCRIPTION:March 23\, 24 @ 8 pm &amp\; March 25 @ 2 pm\n\nWinningstad Thea tre @ PCPA\n\nThis innovative concert from Artistic Director Michelle Fuji i explores the taiko art form&rsquo\;s ability to speak to us individually and collectively. THREE weaves distinct forms of classical Japanese art N ihon Buyo\, Koto and Shakuhachi into contemporary conversations with the d rum.\n This collaboration celebrates Michelle's exploration of taiko as an active force that continues to evolve and inspire curiosity.\n Nihon Buyo is the art form of traditional Japanese dance\, vibrant today with a hist ory of nearly four centuries. The Koto (13 string plucked zither) and Shak uhachi (flute held vertically like a recorder) are instruments seemingly u nchanged over the ages that continue to reveal new possibilities.\n Join m ore conversations!\n\nPre-performance discussion Sunday March 25 @ 1 pm\n Moderated by: Larry Kominz\, Professor of Japanese at PSU and member of th e Japan Society of New York's performing arts advisory committee.\n\nTicke ts: Single Tickets on sale February 6th\,\n $20.25- $11.25\, available thr ough PCPA Box Office and Ticketmaster outlets.\n NEW- Membership to Portla nd Taiko. Make a gift of $35 and purchase tickets directly from Portland T aiko and save 10%\, additional benefits included.\n\nCall Portland Taiko a t (503) 288-2456 for more information.\n Photo: Chris Roesing 2011 SUMMARY:Portland Taiko Presents THREE: 3 conversations with taiko URL:/en/events/2012/03/23/portland-taiko-presents-three-3-conversations-wit / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR