The Way of the Drum

Tuesday, March 27, 7:30pm Concert Hall


Reserved Seating: $35, 30, 15; FC, GCC, STCC and 17 & under $10


TAOMove over KODO, here comes TAO! In this new production, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics waxing lyrical about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than a million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the traditional art of Japanese drumming, has massive international appeal.

Seeking a better environment for their music, TAO (originally formed in Aichi, Japan in 1993) moved their base to  "Aso-Kuju National Park" in Oita in 1995 . TAO's new home Grandioso was established on land surrounded by beautiful nature for a perfect environment with three different sized rehearsal halls. Deciding to become renowned in southern Japan before venturing out in the world, TAO attained its goal of a million ticket sales in seven and a half years. Since that achievement over 10 years ago, TAO has been seen by more than 4 million spectators in 17 countries and 400 cities. Their success gained the notice of talented creators around the world, which in turn has broadened the infinite possibility of what TAO can present.

"Extraordinarily talented...incomparable muscular zeal" – Chicago Tribune



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