On November 3 and 4, Artplay Media Digital Art Center will host a unique event for all fans of Japanese culture: the Japanese drumming show Taiko in-Spiration will perform at the exhibition "Art of Japan: from Hokusai to Modern Times".
November 3 is a big holiday in Japan - Culture Day (Bunka-no). The holiday was established in 1948 to encourage the development of culture in Japan in the spirit of freedom and peace. We decided to support this wonderful initiative and repeat a series of Taiko drummers' performances at the exhibition "The Art of Japan: from Hokusai to Modern Times".
Here is what the Taiko in-Spiration members say about themselves: "We are a friendly team of young and talented musicians united by a common passion and love for Japanese taiko drums. Under the guidance of our sensei, Takuya Taniguchi, we have been promoting Japanese culture in Russia for over ten years. During this time we have evolved from a chamber group into a large full-scale show. Under our belt we have had a variety of performances - opening Uniclo stores all over Russia, participating in sports championships in martial arts, shooting music videos, and performing for major Japanese brands.
The result of creativity was the creation of a unique drum show "Sea of Blue Forest" - a musical performance, where the story is told by Japanese instruments.
At the multimedia exhibition "Art of Japan: from Hokusai to Modern Times" the guests will be able to get acquainted not only with Japanese visual art, but with the musical art as well. Within the walls of the exhibition we will give a concert and play our brightest numbers. Powerful drum beats will help you better understand the mysterious culture of Japan and take you through the musical waves from strict temple tradition to the present day.
Cinema360 — this is a total multimedia installation, immersing the spectator into the sensual world of masterpieces created by great artists. The images are projected on huge screens and on the floor as well. The total area of the projection is about 1200 sq. m.