Tao coming to Morristown

| 18 Jan 2018 | 02:50

Athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming at Tao: Drum Heart, coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $29-$59.
TAO: Drum Heart 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 TAO: Drum Heart create an energetic and unforgettable production.
In 2004, TAO attended the world’s largest festival of the arts – the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and became the No.1 box-office smash hit of the festival in spite of their first participation. Since then, TAO has been expanding worldwide and played over 22 countries and 400 cities with 6.5 million spectators. With this worldwide achievement and over 200 shows/year in Japan, TAO received “The 6th Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner’s Awards” from Japan Tourism Agency and “Outstanding Cultural Contribution” from Oita prefecture. TAO has been rewriting the whole story of traditional Japanese Drum and it proudly stays one and only and yet the greatest of all Japanese Drum Performers in Japan.