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TAO: Drum Heart
February 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. The performers of TAO: Drum Heart creates an energetic and unforgettable production by combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals. The group performed at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, and they have toured the world, performing to a global audience of more than seven million.
The performers who take the stage for TAO are both highly trained athletes and highly-expressive artists. Melodies of various genres and traditional instruments result in an enchanting scene that only TAO can present, using world-class techniques and specialized knowledge. From 2012, global fashion designer Junko Koshino has collaborated with TAO to unite fashion and entertainment, making an even more sublime performing art.
This engagement of Tao is made possible through the West Virginia Special Presenter Initiative program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. www.midatlanticarts.org
Thank you also to the Daywood Foundation for their generous support of this presentation.