Chi Udaka

Performace Type: Mainstage

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Inspired by the forces of nature, Chi Udaka is a meeting of the deep earthiness of taiko drumming, represented as Chi-Earth, and the flowing sensuality of dance, represented as Udaka-Water. At turns delicate and dramatic, Chi Udaka connects the dynamism of Taikoz’s taiko, the melodic beauty of Riley Lee’s shakuhachi, the sinuous strains of John Napier’s cello, the mellifluous virtuosity of Aruna Parthiban’s classical Indian vocals, and the evocative soundscapes of John Cleworth’s electronica with Lingalayam’s blend of Bharatha Natyam and Kuchipudi dance forms.
Choreography: Anandavalli
Creative Collaborators: Anandavalli (Choreography) | Bart Groen (Stage Concept and Design) | Anton Lock and Thomas Royce-Hampton (Taikoz Choreography) | Lee McIver (Producer and Animation) | Karen Norris (Lighting Design) | Thomas Royce-Hampton (Dramaturgy)
 Composers: Ian Cleworth | John Cleworth | Riley Lee | John Napier | Aruna Parthiban

“One of the major highlights of the 2014 Sydney Festival, Chi Udaka is an explosively energetic blending of colour, rhythm, dance and music.” – David Kary, Sydney Arts Guide
“What a thrilling surprise. The gunshot barrage of taiko drumming melds gloriously with the sinuously melodic action of classical Indian dance in Chi Udaka.” – Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald
"Highlight of the year. Surprise has something to do with it, but the exhilarating collaboration between Anandavalli’s Lingalayam dancers and Ian Cleworth’s Taikoz drummers in Chi Udaka for the 2014 Sydney Festival was thrilling.” – Jill Sykes, Dance Australia
For production photographs and reviews please see: 
https://issuu.com/synergyandtaikoz/docs/chiudakaoverview_reviews 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION PLEASE CONTACT LEE McIVER, GENERAL MANAGER ON 0414 464 901.



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    Audio Production Touring Rider
    This is a specific list of audio requirements for the performance of the work Chi Udaka for touring in 2016-17.

    Audio
    Taikoz provide four radio lapel kits for our shakuhachi and shinobue (Japanese flute) player, and two vocalist/singers.
    In addition, Taikoz will also require (request venue to supply):
    • 1x DPA 4099C instrument clip microphone (or similar) for amplifying the ‘cello
    • 4x Crown PCC160 PZM plate mics (please advise if unable to source any of
    • these, can be brought with audio engineer)
    • 2x DPA 4052 omni choir/overhead mics (or equivalent, to be flown from a bar
    • above stage if possible)
    • 1x Sennheiser e902 bass drum mic (or similar, otherwise Taikoz can provide)
    • for the odaiko (big drum)
    • 2x Røde NT5 (or similar instrument condensers) for the metallophones (Taikoz
    • can provide round base gooseneck stands)
    • 1x Shure SM58/B58A as offstage/spare mic
    • 2x tall boom mic stands
    • 2x short boom mic stands
    • 6 ch stage box to upstage riser
    • 2x short round base, goose neck stands (Taikoz can provide if necessary)
    • 16 ch multicore (standard copper lines) to FOH console) and all mic leads for
    • patching
    • Allen & Heath QU16/24/32 digital audio console (please advise if unable to
    • source, Taikoz can tour this console)
    • Four foldback monitors, each on separate sends:
    • 2x monitors on stage, for ‘cello and shakuhachi (prompt side MS)
    • 2x as side-fill on stage, DS OP and PS corners

    Production Rider
    Sound technician to install and oversee system for bump-in
    • PA capable of clear coverage to entire auditorium
    • TZ will provide stereo out from console; any matrix to LCR/sub etc to be available from venue
    • Allen & Heath Q16 digital console (Taikoz can supply) *prefer to mix in auditorium if possible*
    • 16 ch Multicore and power from stage to console
    • 6ch stage box from upstage riser to multicore, and all mic leads for patching • 4x foldback monitors, all on separate sends: 2x placed DSOP & DSPS for side fill, 2x onstage as per stage plot
    • Comms from SM console to lighting/audio/mechanist/front of house - Comms to be supplied by venue

    Crew requirements from the venue
    Lighting Tech (for bump-in and out), and Sound Technician (for bump-in and out) Head Mechanist/Duty Technician from the commencement of the bump-in until bump-out of show.
    Stage Manager (if not already provided).
    Taikoz Audio operator Craig Greening will operate audio for all rehearsals and show call.
    Bump in, lighting focus/plot and sound-check should take 8 hours, during which production technical rehearsal will take place on stage.
    Dressing rooms
    Taikoz requires 4 (or 2) soloist dressing rooms (for 4PAX); 3 chorus dressing room (for 12 PAX: 4 male; 2 female; 6 female); Use of a production office if possible would be appreciated for production staff; Use of an iron and ironing board
    Touring Performers and Crew
    Chi Udaka comprises 20 members: 16 performers, audio engineer, operator, company manager and stage manager.

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    Chi Udaka

    Performace Type: Mainstage

    View full performance on VIMEO

    Inspired by the forces of nature, Chi Udaka is a meeting of the deep earthiness of taiko drumming, represented as Chi-Earth, and the flowing sensuality of dance, represented as Udaka-Water. At turns delicate and dramatic, Chi Udaka connects the dynamism of Taikoz’s taiko, the melodic beauty of Riley Lee’s shakuhachi, the sinuous strains of John Napier’s cello, the mellifluous virtuosity of Aruna Parthiban’s classical Indian vocals, and the evocative soundscapes of John Cleworth’s electronica with Lingalayam’s blend of Bharatha Natyam and Kuchipudi dance forms.
    Choreography: Anandavalli
    Creative Collaborators: Anandavalli (Choreography) | Bart Groen (Stage Concept and Design) | Anton Lock and Thomas Royce-Hampton (Taikoz Choreography) | Lee McIver (Producer and Animation) | Karen Norris (Lighting Design) | Thomas Royce-Hampton (Dramaturgy)
     Composers: Ian Cleworth | John Cleworth | Riley Lee | John Napier | Aruna Parthiban

    “One of the major highlights of the 2014 Sydney Festival, Chi Udaka is an explosively energetic blending of colour, rhythm, dance and music.” – David Kary, Sydney Arts Guide
    “What a thrilling surprise. The gunshot barrage of taiko drumming melds gloriously with the sinuously melodic action of classical Indian dance in Chi Udaka.” – Jill Sykes, Sydney Morning Herald
    "Highlight of the year. Surprise has something to do with it, but the exhilarating collaboration between Anandavalli’s Lingalayam dancers and Ian Cleworth’s Taikoz drummers in Chi Udaka for the 2014 Sydney Festival was thrilling.” – Jill Sykes, Dance Australia
    For production photographs and reviews please see: 
    https://issuu.com/synergyandtaikoz/docs/chiudakaoverview_reviews 

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION PLEASE CONTACT LEE McIVER, GENERAL MANAGER ON 0414 464 901.



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      Click for Tech Specs

      Audio Production Touring Rider
      This is a specific list of audio requirements for the performance of the work Chi Udaka for touring in 2016-17.

      Audio
      Taikoz provide four radio lapel kits for our shakuhachi and shinobue (Japanese flute) player, and two vocalist/singers.
      In addition, Taikoz will also require (request venue to supply):
      • 1x DPA 4099C instrument clip microphone (or similar) for amplifying the ‘cello
      • 4x Crown PCC160 PZM plate mics (please advise if unable to source any of
      • these, can be brought with audio engineer)
      • 2x DPA 4052 omni choir/overhead mics (or equivalent, to be flown from a bar
      • above stage if possible)
      • 1x Sennheiser e902 bass drum mic (or similar, otherwise Taikoz can provide)
      • for the odaiko (big drum)
      • 2x Røde NT5 (or similar instrument condensers) for the metallophones (Taikoz
      • can provide round base gooseneck stands)
      • 1x Shure SM58/B58A as offstage/spare mic
      • 2x tall boom mic stands
      • 2x short boom mic stands
      • 6 ch stage box to upstage riser
      • 2x short round base, goose neck stands (Taikoz can provide if necessary)
      • 16 ch multicore (standard copper lines) to FOH console) and all mic leads for
      • patching
      • Allen & Heath QU16/24/32 digital audio console (please advise if unable to
      • source, Taikoz can tour this console)
      • Four foldback monitors, each on separate sends:
      • 2x monitors on stage, for ‘cello and shakuhachi (prompt side MS)
      • 2x as side-fill on stage, DS OP and PS corners

      Production Rider
      Sound technician to install and oversee system for bump-in
      • PA capable of clear coverage to entire auditorium
      • TZ will provide stereo out from console; any matrix to LCR/sub etc to be available from venue
      • Allen & Heath Q16 digital console (Taikoz can supply) *prefer to mix in auditorium if possible*
      • 16 ch Multicore and power from stage to console
      • 6ch stage box from upstage riser to multicore, and all mic leads for patching • 4x foldback monitors, all on separate sends: 2x placed DSOP & DSPS for side fill, 2x onstage as per stage plot
      • Comms from SM console to lighting/audio/mechanist/front of house - Comms to be supplied by venue

      Crew requirements from the venue
      Lighting Tech (for bump-in and out), and Sound Technician (for bump-in and out) Head Mechanist/Duty Technician from the commencement of the bump-in until bump-out of show.
      Stage Manager (if not already provided).
      Taikoz Audio operator Craig Greening will operate audio for all rehearsals and show call.
      Bump in, lighting focus/plot and sound-check should take 8 hours, during which production technical rehearsal will take place on stage.
      Dressing rooms
      Taikoz requires 4 (or 2) soloist dressing rooms (for 4PAX); 3 chorus dressing room (for 12 PAX: 4 male; 2 female; 6 female); Use of a production office if possible would be appreciated for production staff; Use of an iron and ironing board
      Touring Performers and Crew
      Chi Udaka comprises 20 members: 16 performers, audio engineer, operator, company manager and stage manager.

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