Montalvo Arts Center
Montalvo Arts Center’s mission is to engage the public in the creative process, acting as a catalyst for exploring the arts, unleashing creativity, and advancing different cultural and cross-cultural perspectives. We achieve our mission by creating and presenting arts of all types, nurturing
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Unlocking Learning Through Drumming
Drumming is one of the most fundamental forms of creative human expression and integral to every culture. In the 1920s, the Orff method was developed as a way to release creativity and foster musicianship through experiential understanding of rhythm, melody, and phrasing. Together, these disciplines can create a learning environment that encourages participants to take risks, stretch,... View more
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Carriage House Theater
Rome Hamner has been performing and teaching taiko and world music for nearly 20 years. She currently works with PJ Hirabayashi through her TaikoPeace initiative and performs with TaikoSOBA in Palo Alto. In a career that includes well over 1,000 performances, highlights include playing for a crowd of 20k+ while suspended 200 feet in the air, a nationally televised appearance, and combining poi training and pyrotechnics to play with lit bachi (i.e., drumsticks that were set on fire- intentionally). Rome recently launched KINaesthetic, an ensemble that explores taiko and movement for powerful musical expression.