Founded in 2007 by Bruce “Mui” Ghent, Maikaze Daiko is dedicated to serving Northern California in the education, performance and development of taiko (Japanese drumming) through performances, workshops, residencies, and classes to the general public. Maikaze Daiko presents work that is both rooted in cultural traditions and modernly expressive with a unique contemporary American voice.
History and mission
About our Director
An accomplished student of martial arts, choreography, and modern dance, Sensei Bruce “Mui” Ghent studied taiko under Grandmaster Seiichi Tanaka. As a principal member of the San Francisco Taiko Dojo, he toured and performed internationally. Mr. Ghent has since founded and directed numerous professional and community taiko ensembles, frequently incorporating aspects of modern and Japanese dance into his arrangements and original compositions.
Mui Sensei’s full biography
Dance Mission Theater
We are fortunate and grateful to have a home at Dance Mission Theater, a non-profit, multicultural dance center located in San Francisco’s Mission District. Dance Mission offers Youth and Adult classes and hosts performances, rehearsals, workshops, and other events. It is also the home of Krissy Keefer’s Dance Brigade, San Francisco’s groundbreaking, social-change oriented modern dance company.