Taiko Live: Big Sound. Big Drums. Big Life. Rescheduled


Fort Wayne, Ind. (Feb. 16, 2021) – Due to severe weather developments overnight, the Embassy Theatre presentation of Taiko Live: Big Sound. Big Drums. Big Life. has been rescheduled to next Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 p.m.

All tickets (in person and virtual) will be honored for the new date. Ticket holders unable to attend can request a refund. Embassy staff are available today to answer any questions. The team appreciates your understanding and apologizes for the inconvenience this may have caused.

The Taiko event is a part of the education strategy at the Embassy Theatre in partnership with the Fort Wayne Dance Collective (FWDC), another area non-profit arts organization whose mission focuses on movement and rhythm. In a non-pandemic year, the Embassy hosts in-person Learn It Live programs that are developed to offer creative art content for educators and students throughout the region. Since the Embassy is taking educational content virtual, a 50-minute Taiko lecture-demonstration will be taped next Tuesday afternoon for use in classrooms. Along with the lecture, the FWDC worked with the Embassy to create a study guide in electronic format that addresses the curricular needs of K-12 classrooms.

The evening public performance next Tuesday will showcase Fort Wayne Taiko’s use of traditional and contemporary Taiko songs to introduce Taiko as an art form. An array of instruments are used to tell a sound story of how Taiko was born. Drills, body percussion and voice are used to explore Japanese culture, language and etiquette.

Two ticketing options are available to the public. In auditorium tickets are available for $5 (plus applicable fees) from Ticketmaster.com or via fwembassytheatre.org (see direct link below). Virtual tickets can be purchased for $5 (plus service fees) at showtix4u.com (see link below). A valid email address is required at checkout. A private live stream link will be sent to the patron’s email to be viewed at show time only. One virtual pass per household. If you have any questions, contact the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy (260.424.5665) at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, Indiana.

In Auditorium Tickets: http://fwembassytheatre.org/events/taiko-live-big-sound-big-drums-big-life/

Live Virtual Tickets: https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/46157

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission which receives support from the State of Indiana. Additional support is provided by Arts United.Funders block

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