While we were forced to postpone the 22nd Shakuhachi Summer Camp of the Rockies until next summer, we have decided to do an online camp, and here’s why:
• We believe many of you can’t wait until 2021; we directors and faculty certainly can’t!
• We hope that by presenting an online abbreviated version of this historical camp, more shakuhachi lovers will be able to attend and experience what attendees have had for years―and in some cases decades―since the first camp in 2019.
• Since the Covid-19 pandemic has closed down so much of society and social interaction around the world, online video communication via Zoom and other platforms has become an everyday practice, and this can facilitate an online camp at a level unimaginable even six months ago.
• An online camp is budget-friendly and environment-friendly; there are no accommodation fees and no transportation costs involved.
• A Zoom camp enables participants to attend from wherever they are.
• The workshops to be presented would have been each day’s headliner at a traditional camp, so they offer the essence of what campers keep coming back for every year.
• A Zoom camp enables workshops to be spread over a longer time period, enabling attendees to digest and process the contents of each individual workshop, as opposed to drinking from the fire-hose of information and experience that is a characteristic of the traditional camp.
• These Zoom workshops camp will be recorded and archived so that participants need not attend live, and can also review workshop content after the actual event.
Opening Event June 18, 2020
The Shaku-Zoom Introductory Presentation will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 4pm US Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).
Camp Co-director Cory Sperry will greet the Shaku-Zoomers and the faculty will do self-introductions and talk about what they are going to teach, including showing materials to be used.
Amazingly Affordable Cost: US$100 for the complete series of workshops (or less if you are currently financially challenged)
This payment includes access to archived recordings of all 5 workshops.