The Lenfest Center for the Arts
A LENFEST EVENT: Drum TAO 2020
Lenfest Hall/Keller Theatre
Tickets sales begin Friday, December 6.
“Extraordinarily talented percussion artists … The crowd was unmistakably wowed.” ~ NEWSWEEK
“The highly acclaimed debut of DRUM TAO in Broadway will represent not only Japanese entertainment but Japan itself” ~ NEWSWEEK
Drum TAO is the latest production from TAO, internationally acclaimed percussion artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of Drum TAO create an energetic and unforgettable production.
Drum TAO has collaborated with award-winning Broadway director Amon Miyamoto (Pacific Overtures) to weave the powerful movement of the drummers into a fantastical storyline about the redemptive power of music. Enthralling legions of audiences in sold-out halls throughout the world, Drum TAO brings a fusion of explosive Japanese Taiko drumming, contemporary costumes and eye-popping choreography. In addition, global fashion designer Junko Koshino has collaborated with TAO, uniting fashion and entertainment, and creating an even more sublime performing art. The Miami Herald calls TAO “Supernaturally fit and superbly trained…stunning.”
TAO has pioneered a unique combination of sound, rhythm, and costume into a spellbinding story about music and its potential to rescue the human soul. In addition to its stunning visuals, the show features the physical challenges of ancient Japanese Drumming as well as the mesmerizing music of the Japanese flute, Japanese harp and shamisen guitar.
With this worldwide achievement and over 200 shows a year in Japan, TAO received “The 6th Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner's Award" from the Japan Tourism Agency and "Outstanding Cultural Contribution” from Oita prefecture. TAO has been rewriting the story of traditional Japanese drumming and it proudly stays one of the greatest of all Japanese Drum Performers in Japan.
Please call the box office at 540-458-8000 for more ticket information.
Ticket sales begin Friday, December 6.
Sponsored in part by the Class of '64 Performing Arts Fund.