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TAO: Phoenix Rising

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 7:30 PM

Tickets starting at $37

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TAO: Phoenix Rising

A pre-show discussion will be held at 6:45 PM prior to the performance. Join us to learn from the performers about this unique art form.

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.

The stars of TAO live and train at a compound in the mountains of Japan, reaching the highest level of virtuosity onlyafter years of intensive study. The performers each bring nontraditional flair to the group by drawing on their diverse backgrounds: one as a hard rock musician, another as a gymnast, and yet another as a composer. They offer a young and vibrantly modern take on a traditional art form.

 

 

Sangamon Auditorium ~ University of Illinois Springfield ~ Tickets 217.206.6160 or 800.207.6960