CERRITOS, CA – Deep from the mountains of Japan comes Shidara! Blending top-notch skill, blinding energy, and breakneck speed, the company’s performances carry a deep spiritual purpose rooted in ancient times. Defying time and place, its music captures earthy tones of long ago, and thunders with new images of Japanese mountain life. Whether the ensemble is performing masterful stick work with explosive movement and sound, or creating soft harmonies with its shinobue bamboo flutes, Shidara’s stage shows resonate in the minds and the hearts of the audiences long after the last beat is played. Shidara performs at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) Friday, March 28, 8:00 PM. Shidara’s performance at the CCPA is sold out. For more information, call the CCPA Ticket Office at (562) 467-8818 or go to
Since its inception in 1989, SHIDARA has toured throughout Japan, and has performed in Europe, the United States, Korea, the Caribbean island of Martinique, the Philippines, and Taipei. In 2002 Shidara entered the First Annual International Tokyo Kumi-Daiko Contest, and was awarded First Prize. The next year, the company created a stir in the North American Taiko communities as guest performers in the sold-out Taiko Jam concert, held in conjunction with the biannual Taiko Conference. The company toured with Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Kitaro in 2003, and last toured the United States in 2006.
Members live and train in the company’s mountain facility in the town of Toei. In addition to developing its members’ professional skills, the company works diligently to preserve the region’s culture by taking part in ancient dance festivals. Performances include participation in the Hana Matsuri festivals, a 700-year-old harvest ritual.
Tickets to Shidara at the CCPA are sold out. For more information, call (562) 467-8818, or go to
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