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Nagata Shachu – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 15, 2017


Nagata Shachu is a professional Japanese taiko drumming and music group taking the unmistakable sound of this ancient Asian art form to new heights. The group of highly skilled musicians is known for presenting mesmerizing and heart-pounding performances with its use of the traditional Japanese drum (taiko), bamboo flutes, gongs, woodblocks and the three-stringed shamisen.

Nagata Shachu, based in Toronto, Canada, has enthralled audiences with its performances of the Japanese drum (taiko) since its formation in 1998. The group has toured widely throughout Canada, the US, Italy and the Middle East, performing in major theatres, concert halls and festivals.

While rooted in the folk drumming traditions of Japan, the ensemble’s principal aim is to rejuvenate this ancient art form by producing innovative and exciting music that seeks to create a new voice for the taiko. Taking its name from founder Kiyoshi Nagata and the Japanese word ‘shachu’ meaning ‘group,’ Nagata Shachu has become renowned for its exacting, physically demanding and energetic performances on the taiko, as well as for its diverse repertoire. Their playing is the combination of unbounded spirit and passion with the highest levels of musicianship and discipline.

July 15, 2017 – 8:00pm
Ticket price(s):All Seats $37

Kresge Auditorium

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The Making of a Musical: The Journey that Saved Curious George

The Making of a Musical: The Journey that Saved Curious George

Sep 15, 7:30pm - Sep 15, 10:00pm

Corson Auditorium
4000 Highway M-137, Interlochen, MI
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

Go behind the scenes with Nicky Phillips and Jen Shuber, the writers of the new musical "The Journey That Saved Curious George." Learn about the true war time escape story of Rey’s and how they brought Curious George to America despite all odds. Through the lens of the writer’s process see how a musical is developed from the ground up.

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Childrens Auditions for The Nutcracker

Children's Auditions for The Nutcracker

Sep 16, 2:00pm - Sep 16, 5:00pm

The Dance Division at Interlochen Center for the Arts will present its biennial production of The Nutcracker. Performance dates are Dec. 7-9, 2017 at Corson Auditorium.

Male and female dancers ages 6-12 and under 5 feet tall are eligible to audition for The Nutcracker. At least two years of dance training is preferred. Boys should wear a white t-shirt, black tights and black ballet shoes to the audition; girls should wear Black leotard worn over pink tights, pink ballet shoes.

Please register for the auditions by September 11, 2017.
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Backyard Beekeeping 101 with Emily Umbarger

Backyard Beekeeping 101 with Emily Umbarger

Sep 21, 6:30pm - Sep 21, 8:00pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137 South
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

The R.B. Annis Math and Science Department at the Interlochen Center for the Arts will host a series of informative discussions on horticulture, including gardening, beekeeping and permaculture, beginning in August and running through October of 2017. The discussions will be held at the newly constructed greenhouse directly in front of the Interlochen Public Radio building.

FREE and open to the public!

SEPT. 21: Backyard Beekeeping 101
Bees, and their importance to our ecosystem, are in the news almost daily. This discussion with enthusiast Emily Umbarger examines what it takes to become a beekeeper and benefit both you and your garden. Learn the basics of beekeeping, including where to get bees, equipment needed, how to feed, manage, and care for your bees, and, of course, the joys of harvesting honey.
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Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall: Constellations I

Artists from Interlochen at Kirkbride Hall: Constellations I

Sep 28, 7:30pm - Sep 28, 10:00pm

Kirkbride Hall
700 Cottageview Dr
Traverse City, MI  49684 Map

2017 Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Weekend

2017 Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Weekend

Oct 13, 12:00pm - Oct 15, 3:00pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137 South
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

Join us Oct. 13-15 for the 2017 Interlochen Arts Academy Alumni Weekend, open to any and all Academy classes! Reconnect with classmates and friends, engage with faculty and staff, enjoy campus performances, tour new campus facilities and celebrate together. Rekindle your love of Interlochen and restore your creative muse, all while having a lot of fun.

The schedule of activities and information on lodging and registration will be available later this spring at www.interlochen.org/alumniweekend

In the meantime, please take a moment to make sure your contact information is up-to-date: www.interlochen.org/webform/update-your-contact-information

For more information, contact the Office of Engagement at engagement@interlochen.org or 231.276.7630.
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Permaculture 101 with Stuart Campbell

Permaculture 101 with Stuart Campbell

Oct 19, 6:30pm - Oct 19, 8:00pm

Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Hwy M-137 South
Interlochen, MI  49643 Map

The R.B. Annis Math and Science Department at the Interlochen Center for the Arts will host a series of informative discussions on horticulture, including gardening, beekeeping and permaculture, beginning in August and running through October of 2017. The discussions will be held at the newly constructed greenhouse directly in front of the Interlochen Public Radio building.

FREE and open to the public!

Oct. 19: Permaculture 101
Learn how to use native plants in creative approaches including “edible landscaping,” an approach to permaculture. This discussion and tour will be led by Stuart Campbell, formerly of Perennial Harvest, and will cover hugelkultur, creative wetlands, herb spirals, resource management, and other methods for ecological practices. Please dress appropriately. Shelter is available but the event will mostly be outdoors.
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