The next Music at Midweek event will feature TaKeTiNa, a rhythmic workshop with Mary Kogen (pictured) and Jacob Stein, on Wednesday, October 2, at 12:30 p.m., in Mago Hunt Center Recital Hall. All are welcome to attend.
According to Kogen’s website, “TaKeTiNa invites everyone to be a beginner again. It lets people re-experience the resilience , perseverance, and joy of a baby learning to walk. TaKeTiNa begins with the voice speaking rhythmic syllables and the drum is added to establish the beat. We then add steps to those syllables. Soon everyone is moving and stepping, some to the beat, some not. Tensions ease and the atmosphere lightens as we explore how our bodies move in and out of rhythm. We often share our thoughts as we solidify our steps. As the drum continues, we add a more complicated polyrhythmic clap, and then eventually a call and response of singing.”