Anton Lock©Karen Steains_KSP1770BW

Anton Lock

Taikoz member

Anton began as a Taikoz Associate Player in 2003 and became a full-time member in 2006. Anton is seen on stage as taiko player and Onikenbai dancer, as well as a contemporary dancer, having worked closely with internationally acclaimed choreographer Meryl Tankard since 2007. In 2007 and 2008 Anton travelled to Sado Island and was taught Onikenbai, a traditional performing art of Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture by Yoshikazu Fujimoto of Kodo. He is continuing his study with Yoshikazu Fujimoto and the original masters of Iwasaki Onikenbai Hozonkai, training with them in Japan every year and performing in the Kitakami Michinoku Geinou Matsuri.