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School Performance: DRUM TAO 2020 (KCYS)

This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12.

The Drum TAO North American tour, underway since January 2020, continues with performances at Krannert Center the week of March 9.

The performers who take the stage for TAO are both highly trained athletes and highly expressive artists. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining ultra-physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, dynamic choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of TAO create an unforgettable production. Established in Japan’s Aichi region in 1995, TAO’s creative production center is now on Kyushu Island, site of the legendary Aso Kuju National Park.

Connects to Illinois Learning Standards in Fine Arts, Social/Emotional Learning, and Science.

Recommended for grades 4 and up.
Performance length: 60 minutes

Learn more about the Krannert Center Youth Series.

Come to the Spurlock Museum Open House related to this performance.

Endowed Co-sponsor

  • The Susan Sargeant McDonald Endowed Fund for Youth Programming (Suzi was the founder/developer of the Krannert Center Youth Series)

Patron Co-sponsors

  • Erica McClure in memory of Malcom McClure
  • Brenda & Steve Pacey

Corporate and Community Bronze Sponsor

  • University of Illinois Community Credit Union

Campaign for Young Audiences

  • Lead Sponsors—Kyle & Phyllis Robeson & Family
  • Susan & Michael Haney Fund for Young Audiences
  • Gertrude Brokaw McCloy Endowment
  • Clarette & Zvi Ritz
  • Jennifer & Tom Dillavou
  • Dr. Donna Murray
  • Anke & Paul Tucker

Youth Series Programming

  • Bernard and Prudence Spodek Endowed Fund
  • Ann H. Bender Youth Series Endowment
  • The Susan Sargeant McDonald Endowed Fund for Youth Programming (Suzi was the founder/developer of the Krannert Center Youth Series)
  • Susan & Michael Haney
  • Robert & Mary-Alayne Hughes
  • Jane & Christian Scherer
  • Brenda & Stephen Pacey
  • Jill & James Quisenberry
  • Carol & Ed Scharlau
  • Anne & David Sharpe
  • Audrey Ishii & Charlie Smyth
  • The Rotary Club of Champaign
  • UpClose Marketing and Printing
  • Illinois Arts Council
  • National Endowment for the Arts

Krannert Center thanks our Youth Series sponsors—performances at the Center could not happen without their support. We hope you will consider joining them to ensure Krannert Center’s vibrancy now and for generations to come. Learn more about supporting the Youth Series »

Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
We Mar 11, 2020 - 10:00am
Th Mar 12, 2020 - 10:00am
$5/Ticket Payment due: Tu Feb 11, 2020

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