Taiko Swingposium 

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San Jose Taiko Artistic Director Franco Imperial interviewed Naomi Meyer, of McKinleyville, who was incarcerated at the Manzanar concentration camp during World War II for almost four years.
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HSU Music Director Dan Aldag and his HSU Jazz Orchestra students rocked the Bayside Community Hall throughout the immersive performance.
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Rees Hughes, of Arcata, enjoyed swinging his wife, Amy Uyeki, around the dance floor as the performance began.
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Kristine (Kristine Lee of San Jose Taiko) shared a story-line moment with Tony (Tony Luong, of Arcata).
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As the Swingposium performance began, everyone was invited onto the dance floor for a "Go Daddy O!" swing lesson led by Tony Luong.
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The story line paused multiple times as San Jose Taiko performers (Mitchell Fukumoto, Yurika Chiba, Alex Hudson and Rina Chang) beat their drums while the audience found seats on the dance floor.
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San Jose Taiko: front row, Alex Hudson, airborne Yurika Chiba, Mitchell Fukumoto; and back row, Kristine Lee and Rina Chang.
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Echoing a tradition during dance events in the WWII camps, the immersive performance featured a dance contest including local participants Jamie Singh and Patrick Nothoff.
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Nakani Bright and Nick Nothoff in the dance contest.
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In one of the more moving story-line moments in the performance, everyone joined the cast in singing Cole Porter's song, "Don't Fence Me In." (Ryan Takemiya, right, from the Epic Immersive actors of the Bay area.)
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San Jose Taiko drummers Kristine Lee, Yurika Chiba, Rina Chang, Kazu Shirai, (front row) and Stewart Kume, Alex Hudson and Geoff Noone.
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San Jose Taiko drummers Kazu Shirai (left), Geoff Noone, Rina Chang, Yurika Chiba, Stewart Kume, Kristine Lee and Mitchell Fukumoto.
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San Jose Taiko Kristine Lee.
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San Jose Taiko performers Mitchell Fukumoto (foreground), Alex Hudson, Geoff Noone, Kazu Shirai, Kristine Lee, Stewart Kume and Yurika Chiba).
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The protagonists of the love story Amy (Nicole Ogata) and George (Matt Mori) share a tender moment.
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San Jose Taiko drummer Kristine Lee performing big moves in a show that evoked the power of joy even amid injustice.
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The performance melded taiko and swing style choreography.
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Taiko Swing Humboldt Steering Committee members included Terry Uyeki, Marylyn Paik-Nicely, Amy Uyeki, Patty Saito Hecht, Pat Girczyc, Alex Ozaki McNeill, Vicki Ozaki and Ali O Lee.
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Echoing a tradition during dance events in the WWII camps, the immersive performance featured a dance contest including local participants Jamie Singh and Patrick Nothoff.

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