KODO, Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble
KODO: “Dadan 2017”
35th Anniversary Season
Tamasaburo Bando, artistic director
A rare combination of supreme artistry, seamless choreography and physical endurance, the Kodo ensemble explores the limitless possibilities of the Japanese drum, the taiko. Since its debut at the Berlin Festival in 1981, the group has given over 5,800 performances in 49 countries on five continents. Allow yourself to be immersed in this mesmerizing 2,000-year old tradition — as old as Japan itself and as much a form of pure, physical athleticism as it is musical entertainment.
“Superlatives don't really exist to convey the primal power and bravura beauty of Kodo.”
— Chicago Tribune
“Indeed, if there is such a thing as perfection in music, Kodo comes as near to it as any group in the world.” — Boston Globe
Presented through support from DePauw University's Asian Studies Department.
Kodo also thanks Al Nippon Airways for its support of the “Dadan 2017” USA Tour / Kodo 35th Anniversary Production.
Learn more about Kodo and the art of taiko drumming at www.kodo.or.jp
General admission: $15 in advance, $20 day of event
Tickets for seniors, youth and all students are free.