DRUM TAO– a rhythmic spectacular
Combining the powerful Taiko drumming with innovative choreography, jaw-dropping martial arts routines, dazzling lights and elaborate costumes, DRUM TAO is another musical spectacular from the world-renowned Japanese drumming and dance troupe known as Tao. You can both buy and sell DRUM TAO tickets on StubHub.
No ordinary musical troupe
Formed in 1993, Tao are a world-renowned dance and drum ensemble who blend the music and choreography of their Japanese homeland with influences from Korean, Indonesian and Maori cultures. But this is certainly no ordinary troupe. Every single member sticks to a punishing 19-hour daily training schedule at their own centre in the Kuju Highlands of Kyushu which includes not only drum, dance and music rehearsals but also numerous athletic workouts to ensure peak physical condition. While percussion is the focus of their performances, other instruments, such as the Japanese flute, koto, gongs, and bamboo marimba, are also used to give their mixture of original compositions and traditional songs a fuller sound. Guided by Ikuo Fujitaka, the group spent most of their early career touring their Japanese homeland but have since become an international sensation, most notably selling out a consecutive 25-day run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe back in 2004. You can purchase DRUM TAO tickets on StubHub for the spectacular show that has to be seen to be believed.
From world-class drumming to dazzling martial arts
Prepare to be dazzled by the multi-sensory experience that the Tao ensemble provides. The world-class percussion, performed on traditional Japanese instruments such as the small den-den daiko and huge Okedo drums, is undoubtedly a sound to behold, particularly in the more synchronised sections of the show. But the inventive positions in which the hugely talented performers bang their drums, which showcase their gymnastic acrobatic and athletic prowess just as much as their accomplished musicianship, ensure that it’s a sight to behold, too. The visual appeal of the show is also boosted by the group’s elaborate costumes, edge of your seat martial arts routines, a dazzling light display, inspired flashes of humour and an inventive use of props. One thing’s for sure: you will remain thoroughly entertained throughout this inspired contemporary take on a very traditional art form. Catch one of the most awe-inspiring drum and dance shows around today by booking your DRUM TAO tickets on StubHub. You can also buy tickets for other rhythmic shows such as Blue Man Group, Mangekyo and Stomp.