Raijin Storm

Category: Show Related artist: On Board Arts

Monsters beware! Raijin is chasing away dark forces with the power of his voice and the beat of his drums. The Japanese God of thunder has split himself into a troupe of armoured spirits, channeling thundering rhythms to entrance and delight audiences of all ages. Inquisitive and excitable, follow these playful characters as they explore the urban landscape.

Performed by a cast of five artists the show, costumes and masks are inspired by the ancient Japanese folk character Raijin. Fully mobile and easily tailored to fit the available space, this unique medium-scale walkabout performance incorporates live original music and movement influenced by the Japanese cultural tradition of Taiko. The 30-60 minute performance is dynamic, interactive and sometimes comic, incorporating the surrounding environment and audience into the story.

Raijin Storm can be performed as a day or night show, although it reaches its full aesthetic potential in dark conditions.

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Show Details

  • Date Created: 2015
  • Length: 30-45
  • Approx. get-in / get out: Approx 2 hours get-in, 1 hour get-out
  • Number. of people on road: 5
  • Workshops available: Yes
  • Scale: Medium scale
  • Capacity: 500-2000
  • Availability: Has touring availability
  • Language: Non-text based
  • Audience type: All audiences, all ages

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