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Casual Fifth Taiko and Dance

September 10-October 4

2020 Fringe Festival

30 minutes

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For Fringe Festival 2020, Casual Fifth presents a showcase of solo dance performances and taiko ensemble pieces. The solo dances have been choreographed by Jim May, a modern dancer with over 40 years experience dancing in NYC, notably with Limón Dance Company and Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble. The dance pieces featured in this showcase have been created since his move to Philadelphia.

For taiko (Japanese ensemble drumming) we are performing some contemporary and “classic” pieces. More information about our specific set-list can be found on

Link to Vimeo Performance will be available at the start of festival.

Tipping performers is recommended! Follow Taiko for more performances in the future. Appropriate for all ages.


Available Anytime on Vimeo


Free to view on Vimeo Pass the Hat donations encouraged

Donations accepted via Paypall

About the Artists

About Casual Fifth
Alex and Mac have been playing taiko and studying dance since college. They both lived in NYC for several years before moving to Philadelphia in the past year. Alex studied modern dance with Betty Jones and Fritz Ludin of the Limón company as well as studying and performing with the Sokolow Theater/Dance Ensemble. Mac played taiko with Soh Daiko and Taikoza, where he regularly performed festivals in New York City and toured beyond.
Casual Fifth is their joint project.

Artist Info:
Jim May – Dance and Choreography

Alex Pfister – Taiko and Dance

Mac Evans – Taiko

Joe Small – Taiko

Yoko Nakahashi – Taiko

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