Chi Udaka

Performace Type: Mainstage

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

Music: Ian Cleworth, Riley Lee, Aruna Parthiban, John Napier, John Cleworth

“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

    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

    Music: Ian Cleworth, Riley Lee, Aruna Parthiban, John Napier, John Cleworth

    “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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