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Mark H Taiko


Mark H Rooney has been studying, performing, and teaching taiko for the past 17 years in the United States, Japan, and Europe. He was the Artistic Director of Odaiko New England, the founding instructor for Wesleyan University’s taiko program, and a touring member of Taikoza. Mr. Rooney has collaborated with a wide variety of artists and groups including Tiger Okoshi, Opera unMet, UpRooted Dance, and Lumina Studio Theatre. He is currently the director of the Mark H Rooney Taiko School.

Watch Past Performances

Video 4/9/2015: Mark H Rooney, Kristen Koyama, & UpRooted Dance

This collaboration is a program of visually striking images and storytelling through taiko (Japanese percussion instruments) and dance. Presented with the support of the Embassy of Japan and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Mark H Taiko