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ONION FEST: Taiko Japanese Drumming Performance by Ensō Daiko

ONION FEST: Taiko Japanese Drumming Performance by Ensō Daiko / TaikoArts Midwest

Come to our 11th Annual Onion Fest, celebrating a multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. Enjoy onion-based pizzas and specialties to make your eyes water while TaikoArts Midwest Japanese drummers, Ensō Daiko offer loud, energetic performance combining music, dance, culture, and pure athleticism. Top off the evening with The Adventures of Juan Bobo,  a puppetry performance by Open Eye Figure Theatre.

Ensō Daiko regularly premieres new work adding their unique voice to the expanding canon and innovation of North American taiko. Through performances, studio classes and school residencies, Ensō Daiko has taught thousands of students of all ages and abilities.

Ensō Daiko was founded as Mu Daiko in 1997 by Rick Shiomi. New Artistic Director, Jennifer Weir, renamed it Ensō Daiko in 2017, when TaikoArts Midwest took over the taiko program formerly supported by Theater Mu.

All ages are welcome & encouraged.

Suggested admission: $5–$10. Call 507.352.4255 to reserve tickets.

What is taiko?

Taiko empowers and strengthens community.

Experience the power, rhythm, and grace.

TaikoArts Midwest provides its community with high quality taiko performances, supports taiko artists, and strengthens and builds community through taiko. TaikoArts produces concerts, trains artists, offers studio and master classes, leads school residencies, develops new work, and provides a variety of performances and workshops for public, corporate, and private audiences. TaikoArts supports two primary resident taiko groups in Minnesota: Ensō Daiko and ensemble-MA.

Onion Fest is DreamAcres' annual harvest festival celebrating the stories of a multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. Come on down to the farm to enjoy multi-layered cuisine and multi-layered entertainment.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.