March 29, 2023

Tamagawa University Returns to West Chester University for Taiko Drumming and DanceTamagawa University

After a three year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiko drumming and dance makes a triumphant return to West Chester University when Tamagawa University takes the stage on Tuesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. Tickets range in price from $12 - $25, and are now on sale to the public at or 610.436.2266. The event takes place in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building, 700 S. High Street, West Chester. 

Thundering Taiko drums and Japanese folkloric dance, in styles both modern and traditional, come together for a performance both athletic and graceful, and "a visually stunning display of art and artistry."

From the College of Arts in Tokyo, Tamagawa University has been touring the world since 1961, visiting Mexico, England, Greece, Canada, Malaysia, Russia, Indonesia, Africa, and the United States. The troupe has toured extensively in East Coast, including performances at the Kennedy Center and the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Tamagawa University is being presented by the WCU Live! Performing Art Series at West Chester University. Enrolling more than 17,000 students, West Chester University is the largest institution in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Founded in 1871, the University is a comprehensive public institution, offering a diverse range of more than 200 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, Philadelphia, and online. Six colleges and two schools comprise the University: University College, Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the Wells School of Music, and the Graduate School. 



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