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TAO: Drum Heart

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: 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.

Recommended for ages 10 and up

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

  • Susan & Michael Haney
  • Allan & Pat Tuchman

Corporate Platinum Sponsor

  • Hilton Garden Inn Champaign-Urbana, Homewood Suites by Hilton & Home2Suites by Hilton

Corporate Silver Sponsors

  • BodyWork Associates
  • Classic Hits 107.9 WKIO
  • Kane & Company
  • Larry Kanfer Photography Gallery

Krannert Center thanks our event 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 sponsoring an event »

Event Details

Colwell Playhouse
Tu Mar 27, 2018 - 7:30pm
(waiting list)
Pick Five+: 33 / SC 28 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10 Single: 35 / SC 30 / STU 15 / UI & YTH 10