Portland Taiko Field Trip

Portland Taiko

Thundering Drums, Captivating Storytelling + Museum in a Suitcase

Double the Field Trip Experience for your students!

Portland Taiko, Oregon Nikkei Endowment and Young Audiences of Oregon are teaming up in spring 2013 to enrich the lives of your students with an in-theatre performance combined with an onsite traveling exhibit and historical discussion.

Rock The Boat + Oregon Nikkei Endowment’s Museum in a Suitcase

About the Performance:

“Rock The Boat” is based on Portland Taiko’s meaningful school assembly program, which fosters cultural awareness and respect for differences among elementary school students using taiko drumming and interactive storytelling. With emphasis on taking pride in who you are, communication and respect, our engaging performers provide tools for dealing with intolerance and discrimination while involving the audience in a lively celebration of Asian-American culture and the differences that make us all unique.

About the Exhibit:

Rock the Boat (RTB) will combine performances by Portland Taiko with exhibits created in collaboration with Oregon Nikkei Endowment (O.N.E.). Context will be provided in a pre-show discussion, interactive taiko 50 minute performance, and post-show small discussion with O.N.E.’s Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center docents.

RTB uses the history of taiko in America as a vehicle for exploring the cultural and political history of Japanese and Japanese Americans in the Pacific Northwest. The program is designed to foster greater cultural awareness and respect for differences using taiko drumming and interactive storytelling. With emphasis on taking pride in who you are, communication and respect, our engaging performers provide tools for dealing with intolerance and discrimination while involving the audience in a lively celebration of Asian-American culture and the differences that make us all unique.

Contact Josephine @ Young Audiences (503-225-5900 x231 or josephine@ya-or.org) to book the show and for information about transportation options.

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For additional information, contact:
Portland Taiko
503.288.2456
www.portlandtaiko.org

Oregon Nikkei Endowment
503.224.1458
www.oregonnikkei.org

Date
March 1

Time
First Show: 9 am
Second Show: 11:30am

Performance Length:

1 hour

Post Performance Discussion:
45 mins-1 hour

 


Where

The World Trade Center Theater
121 SW Salmon St. (downtown Portland)

Cost$5.50 per seat
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For more details
CONTACT
Josephine Kuever, School Liaison at:
503-225-5900 x231

josephine@ya-or.org

 

The program includes:

  • Pre-show discussion about life behind barbed wire for Japanese Americans during World War II.
     
  • Portland Taiko’s live performance addressing intolerance and exploring tools for dealing with discrimination.
     
  • Post-show small discussions (limited to 250 students, 3rd-7th grade) Thoughtful dialogue with students about intolerance and discrimination, heritage and pride.

 

Supported by:
The Autzen Foundation
The Hoover Family Foundation
Portland General ElectricWorld Trade CenterPortland Nordstrom

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