Past Performances & Events 2002–2006

 

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Gig History 2007–July 2010
Gig History 2010 to present
2002 Event
4/02 Odaiko Sonora is founded.
7/02/02 30 minute taiko set, and hands-on experience for Challenger Summer Program (for mentally handicapped children grades 1-4). Tucson , AZ
7/20/02 Finale Concert of 5-week taiko workshop sponsored by OS and taught by Esther Vandecar, sensei of Fushicho Daiko. Tucson , AZ
7/27/02 Japan-America Society of Tucson (JAST) Summer Matsuri (Festival), 30 minute set
8/29/02 Performed at Opening of Tucson Unified School District's Artsmobile (Fine Arts Dept. Mobile Arts Display). The Artsmobile theme was Japan.
10/13/02 Performed at Tucson Meet Yourself, 30 minute set on Main Stage
10/25/02 Performed at dedication of new Univ. of AZ East Asian Studies Building
10/25/02 Performed at Cholla High School Homecoming, . Tucson , AZ
11/10/02 Performed at Suzuyuki-kai's 30th Anniversary Odori concert, . Tucson , AZ
12/2/02 Performed and did Q&A session at St. Gregory High School
12/12/02

Performed at UA Multicultural Program's Fall Celebration of Achievement

12/28/02 Performed at Tucson Children's Museum Japanese New Year Celebration
2003 Event
1/19/03 Performed 30-minute set at Family Arts Festival. Tucson , AZ
1/24 & 1/25/03 Performed one piece at ORTS Interior Spaces show. Tucson , AZ
1/26/03 Performed at JAST Shinenkai (New Year's Party). Tucson , AZ
2/15/03 UAPresents! pre-performance Arts Encounter (included performance and discussion of the art form of taiko) before Kodo performance. Tucson , AZ
2/7/03 Tucson Unified School District Pan Asian Studies Lunar New Year concert, performed finale for dance/music show for TUSD elementary students
03/09/03 Sponsored workshop by Tiffany Tamaribuchi and Sacramento Taiko Dan, as well as free Sac Taiko performance on the San Xavier Reservation
3/25/03 Performance and hands-on workshop with kindergarten students at Liberty Elementary. Tucson , AZ
4/3/03 Performance at Broadway Proper Retirement Community. Tucson , AZ
4/5/03 Performance at PCC's 1st southern Arizona Japanese Speech Contest. Tucson
4/26/03 Performance at UA Asian/Pacific-American Student Association Lotus Laureate Recognition Banquet. Tucson , AZ
5/8/03 Performance at Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus, included Q&A and discussion of taiko. Tucson , AZ
5/17/03 Performance at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Street Fair. Tucson , AZ
5/29/03 Led workshop on taiko as an expression of Japanese culture, and on using taiko in the classroom, for the Fine Arts Summer Inst. for elementary and secondary teachers. Tucson , AZ
6/29/03 Performance at kick-off of Tucson's Gay Pride Parade
7/30/03 Performance with hands-on experience for kids ages 11-14 at Rancho Linda Vista summer day camp in Oracle, AZ
8/27/03 Performance at UA Multicultural Department's "Drums Across Cultures" event
8/26/03 Performance for the Cultural Exchange Commission, included discussion and Q&A about art form. Tucson , AZ
10/12/03 Tucson Meet Yourself, 30 minute set on Main Stage
10/31/03 Performed at Grand Opening of AKKA Karate School, Rancho Vistoso
11/09/03 Performed on Viva Stage at First Annual Family Fiesta
11/23/03 Performed at wedding reception for members of Japan American Society of Tucson.
12/07/03 Performed at the final mile of the Tucson Marathon (5-hours)
12/28/03 Performed at Tucson Children's Museum Japanese New Year Celebration
2004 Event
1/11/04 Tucon Pima Arts Council Family Arts Festival, 30 minute set on Main Stage
1/16/04 A UA Center for Student Involved Leadership, performance and leadership/diversity workshop to kick-off weekend-long Leadership Retreat.
1/24 & 1/25/04 Performed one piece at O-T-O Dance "The Backroom Show"
1/25/04 Japan-America Society of Tucson Shinenkai (New Year's Party), 30 minute taiko set
1/31/04 Pan-Asian Alliance Lunar New Year Dinner, performed finale of post-dinner entertainment show that included Indian, Chinese, Korean, and Marshallese dance and drum performances
2/6/04 TUSD Pan Asian Studies Lunar New Year concert, performed finale for dance/music show for TUSD elementary students
2/2 & 2/29/04 Appeared with Fushicho Daiko at Matsuri in Phoenix
3/5 & 3/7/04 Performed collaborative piece with O-T-O Dance at their spring show
3/6/04 Performed at Megumi Shimizu's memorial service
3/19/04 Performance for DeGrazia Elementary School students
3/21/04 Arranged performance of Suigun Daiko Youth Taiko group from Matsuyama, Japan at Park Place Mall
3/22/04 Arranged cultural exchange performance of Suigun Daiko at San Xavier Mission School. Performance will include appearances by the Black Mountain Drummers and Wa:k Tab Basket Dancers, Tohono O'odham youth who engage in traditional drumming and dancing. Performance will be followed by a Q&A/cultural exchange session.
4/3/04 Performance for 2nd Annual Southern Arizona Japanese Speech Contest
4/16/04 Performance for Doolen Jr. Hi Diversity Fair
04/04 Performance at Lotus Laureate Banquet
5/19/04 Performance for Raytheon Asian Employee Association Luncheon
7/24/04 Odaiko Contest (solo performed by Rome Hamner)
7/29/04 Rancho Linda Vista, full-day workshop with campers ages 3-16
9/12/04 JAST Annual Installation of Board/Lunch Meeting
9/17/04 Compass High School
10/9/04 Performed for Tucson Meet Yourself Festival
12/5/04 Performed for 5 hours along the course of the Tucson Marathon
12/5/04 Performed for Tucson Botanical Gardens Luminaria Nights
12/31/04 Performed for private New Year's Eve Party for Tucson's Chinese-American community
2005 Event
1/2/05 Performed at Tucson Children's Museum Japanese New Year Celebration
1/14/05 Conducted leadership/team workshop for UA Center for Student Involvement and Leadership Student Leadership Retreat
1/16/05 Performed and had table at Family Arts Festival
1/22/05 Organized and participated in Benefit Concert for Tsunami Victims, co-sponsored by Krispy Kreme Donuts and Flam Chen
2/4/05 Performed for TUSD Asian Lunar New Year Annual Concert
2/4/05 Performed for St. Gregory High School "St. Greg Meet Yourself festival
2/12/05 Collaborative performance with Bad Girls Storytelling Brigade: Effortlessness
2/12 & 3/19/05 5-week Introductory Taiko Workshop
2/18 & 2/20/05 Collaborative performance with O-T-O Dance for 20 Years and Soaring concert
2/20/05 Performed for Lighthouse YMCA 5K Run
2/20/05: Performed for Pan-Asian Alliance annual fundraising dinner
2/26 & 2/27/05 Collaborative performance with Phoenix's Fushicho Daiko at Matsuri: A Festival of Japan
4/2& 4/3/05 Workshops by visiting Taiko Master Yoshikazu Fujimoto of KODO
4/5/05 Taiko demonstration at Iaido Taikai (Japanese Swordsmanship Tournament)
4/12/05 Performed at Second Annual Warehouse Artists Management Organization Party, sponsored by Flam Chen
4/18 & 4/19/05 Collaborative performance with O-T-O Dance Surreal Buffet concert
4/9/05 Performance for 3rd Annual Southern Arizona Japanese Speech Contest
4/10/05 Tucson Museum of Art 80th Anniversary Celebration and Free Family Arts Day
4/16/05 Performance for private party, organized by Events Made Special
5/5/05 Community Foundation of Southern Arizona Arts Awards. Intro talk and demonstration of two songs
5/20/05 Produced and performed at 2005 Southern Arizona Taiko Showcase with Fushicho Daiko, Suzuyuki-Kai Taikoza, and special guest members of Sacramento Taiko Dan, including Tiffany Tamaribuchi
5/27, 5/28 & 5/29/05 Memorial Day "Survivor" Weekend. We play by the pool each night. First 2 nights rained out
6/4/05 MAC Heritage Performing Arts Series
6/18/05 Arizona State Museum Solstice Celebration

7/29/05

Up With People Conference
8/10 & 8/12/05 Arts for All, Inc. residency
9/23/05

Lesbian Looks Film Festival Opening Night

10/7/05

Tucson Meet Yourself, El Presidio Park

10/8/05

OutOberfest!, DeMeester Amphitheater, Reid Park

10/23/05

WISE workshop

10/29/05

Celebrating Arts in the Park, Oro Valley Arts Council

11/4, 11/3 & 11/6/05

O-T-O Dance Fall Concert

11/6/05

All Souls Procession

12/31/05

JNippon Restaurant New Year's Party, Foothills Mall, 7401 N La Cholla Blvd

2006 Event
1/1/06 JAST (Japan-America Society of Tucson) Japanese New Year, Tucson Children's Museum
1/8/06 JAST New Year's party
1/13/06

UA Student Involved Leadership Retreat workshop, Triangle Y Ranch

1/15/06

6th Annual Family Arts Festival, Tucson Pima Arts Council

1/18/06

Benihana Restaurant Grand Opening

1/27/06

Tucson Unified School District Lunar New Year Celebration, Pan-Asian Community Alliance

1/29/06

Casino del Sol Lunar New Year Celebration, Pan-Asian Community Alliance

2/4/06

Pan-Asian Lunar New Year Banquet, Desert Diamond Casino

2/12/06

Casino del Sol Lunar New Year Celebration, Pan-Asian Community Alliance

2/18/06

The Vagina Monologues, Oasis Center fundraiser, UA Social Sciences Auditorium

2/19/06

Lighthouse Y 5K Run/Walk, McCormick Park

2/25 & 2/26/06

Matsuri: A Festival of Japan, All AZ taiko group spectacle each day. Heritage Square Park, downtown Phoenix

3/1/06

DeGrazia Elementary School performance.

3/2 & 3/4/06

Flying and Films at the Fox, produced by OTO Dance. Historic Fox Theatre

3/18/06

Rancho Linda Vista Fundraiser and Celebration, workshops and performance. Oracle, AZ

4/5/06

Living the Future Conference. Library Sciences Research Professionals pre-conference team-building session.

4/8/06

Pima Community College East, 4th Annual Tucson Japanese Speech Contest

4/21/06

Opening night of Borderlands Theatre's Conjuntoat the Leo Rich.

4/25/06

Microbusiness Advancement Center 3rd Annual Luncheon

4/28/06

American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Canyon del Oro Riverfront Park

5/5/06

2006 Southern Arizona Taiko Showcase featuring Odaiko Sonora, Fushicho Daiko, Suzuyuki Kai Taikoza, and special guest Mu Daiko at the Leo Rich.

5/6/06

Borderlands Theatre fundraiser

5/12/06

ASU In Tucson MSW and BSW graduation ceremonies at the Berger

5/13/06

Rancho Resort, Sahuarita

5/20/06

Arivaca residency

6/2/06

Davis-Monthan Luau

06/17/06

Historic San Pedro Chapel in Tucson. An Intimate Evening "Beyond Words" CD release party with Gentle Thunder, Will Clipman and AmoChip Dabney.

07/18/06

Green Valley Recreation, Canoa Hills Social Center, 3660 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. Full-length concert.

08/26/06

SHIDARA, from Japan!

08/27/06

Shidara Workshop, Hana Matsuri at ArtFare, 55. N 6th Ave.

 09/28/06

Kellond Elementary

 10/1/06

Aki Matsuri, Albuquerque, NM

 10/8/06

Tucson Botanical Gardens fundraiser dinner celebrating the opening of the new Zen Garden and the Butterfly Magic Exhibit

 10/13/06

Tucson Meet Yourself

 10/20/06

University of Arizona Family Weekend

 10/26/06

UA President Robert Shelton's Inauguration, leading the procession from Gould-Simpson to Old Main.

 10/26/06

Opening with Batucaxé for djembe master Ubaka Hill concert at Anjali, 330 E. 7th St.

 11/5/06

All Souls Procession

 11/11/06

Tucson Pima Arts Council Open Studio Tour. See our new space, observe our practices and ART class.

 12/1/06

Border Patrol Diversity Fair

12/6/06

DeGrazia Elementary School
Concert concluding a 5-week taiko residency for 3rd through 6th graders.

12/7/06

UA Student Union Ballroom
Multicultural Programs Celebration of Achievement, opening procession

12/10/06

Tucson Marathon. For the third year, Odaiko Sonora urged runners home with a final mile marathon taiko performance!

12/12/06

Blue Chip Leadership Retreat at Triangle Y Ranch

12/14/06

Family Arts Festival

1/19/06

Red Rocks Elementary School, workshop and performance

1/21/06

JAST Shinenkai at OS SPACE

 
   
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