This performance is part of the Krannert Center Youth Series, school-day performances for public, private, and home schools, grades PreK-12.
The performers who take the stage for TAO are 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: Drum Heart 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.
Please note: Drums are loud. We will make efforts to control the decibel levels during this performance, and have earplugs available for any patrons who request them.
Connects to Illinois Learning Standards in Fine Arts, Social/Emotional Learning, Social Sciences, and Science.
Recommended for grades 4-12
Performance length: 60 minutes