Mark H Rooney


Mark H Rooney has been studying, performing and teaching the dynamic art of taiko (Japanese drumming) for the past 16 years in Japan, Europe and the U.S. Since moving to the DC area in 2011, he has performed at the National Cherry Blossom Festival, the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence and Nationals Stadium, among many other venues. His collaboration with UpRooted Dance (titled “Go”) debuted at Dance Place last year and was performed on the Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center in February. Mark’s artistic style blends traditional taiko and contemporary rhythms with an emphasis on connection and reaction/interaction.