Watch: Virginia Opera | Japanese Drumming | Pamunkey Pottery School
Screen to Stage with the Virginia Opera
The Virginia Opera will perform their first opera of their "Screen to Stage" initiative this season. Sung in Spanish, "il Postino" comes to Richmond November 22 and 24th, conducted by Virginia Opera's new artistic director, their youngest ever, Adam Turner.
The Art and Performance of Japanese Drumming
Taiko is an ancient art of Japanese drumming and performance. We chat with River City Taiko and VCU professor Paul Yoon about the history of drumming in traditional asian cultures, and about teaching the art to students and performing for audiences across the Richmond region.
The Pamunkey Pottery School
The Pottery School on the Pamunkey Indian reservation has been in existence since 1932 because during the Great Depression it became the tribe's best way of increasing revenue for its people. And while the school ceased operations decades ago, the traditional techniques of Pamunkey pottery making are still being taught from generation to generation on the reservation.