Summer Arts On Main: Unit Souzou Drummers

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Summer Arts On Main: Unit Souzou Drummers
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As part of Summer Arts on Main Street, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts volunteers present the Noontime Showcase concerts every Wednesday in July and August. The free series continues on July 13, 2016 at 12 PM with Unit Souzou Drummers. The performance will be held in downtown Portland on Main Street, between southwest Broadway & Park Ave., next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Portland’s newest professional taiko company, UNIT SOUZOU (pronounced “sohzoh”) is at the forefront of a growing artistic movement within the world-wide taiko community. With over 20 years of professional experience, Michelle Fujii and Toru Watanabe, co-directors of UNIT SOUZOU are relentless innovators known for their fusion of taiko and Japanese folk dance. ‘Souzou’ can be written in three ways meaning ‘creation’ (創造) ‘imagination’ (想像) or ‘noisy’ (騒々) alluding to a force by which new ideas are born and take shape in the world. Inspired by these words UNIT SOUZOU focuses on building creative and imaginative works for the art form of taiko. In addition to creating groundbreaking theatrical works, UNIT SOUZOU is deeply committed to share taiko through teaching in schools, collaborating with the local community, and offering public classes. www.unitsouzou.com

All Noontime Showcase concerts are FREE and open to the public. Concerts are held in downtown Portland on Southwest Main Street, between Broadway & Park Ave., next to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Each concert begins at 12 PM. and ends at 1 PM. Tickets are not required for entry.

SUMMER ARTS ON MAIN STREET
Summer Arts on Main Street is every Wednesday from 11AM – 2PM during the months of July and August, includes free music (and other miscellaneous) performances, children’s activities and outdoor booths featuring local artisans selling handmade crafts.
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