Tuesday, July 19, 2011

From Japan for the 1st time; Drum TAO

Hosted by Establish Events, the performance group, Drum TAO, will be in town all the way from Japan! Established in 1993, Drum Tao will finally be showcasing their internationally applauded performance in Singapore for the very first time!

You're expecting a two-hour extravaganza which features 14-strong highly disciplined crew of Japanese Taiko drummers, who spend eight months of the year touring the world, giving it their all in the 500 shows they perform a year.

After playing to audiences of more than 4 million, in 400 cities in 17 countries that include
Switzerland, Denmark, Israel, USA, Australia, Spain, Belgium, UK and Germany, critically acclaimed Drum Tao, will explode onto the Singapore stage with its eclectic mix of dance and martial arts as the dynamic and innovative Japanese performers beat their Wadaiko Drums.

You heard it, Not only are they going to beat on traditional japanese drums known as Wadaiko Drums, they are also going to dance & do martial arts, with momentum & team spirit!

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photo: Each Wadaiko Drum used in the performance weighs a massive 400kg with a 1.7metre

The performers will then switch to creating complex rhythms on smaller drums, complemented
by the delicacy of bamboo flutes and a horizontal harp.

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While their skilful drumming is exhilarating, Drum Tao also leap around the stage performing
intricate choreography with their split-second timing, dressed in flowing red and black robes.
The end result is mind-blowing martial arts married with mesmerising music, coupled with
the musicians’ physical fitness, dynamism and extraordinary synchronicity, make them
human rarities.

If you want to experience the combination of:
World-renowned Japan martial arts
Ancient traditions of the Taiko Drumming
Japanese drum’s intense and powerful beat
innovative and flawlessly dance choreography

This is the showcase you definitely won't want to miss!

Found this on Youtube which make my jaws drop.
They are awesome!

Drum Tao’s Art of Drum 2011

Date: September 1st -3rd
Venue: Singapore’s Esplanade Theatre.

Visit www.drum-tao.com, or for bookings sistic.com.sg.

Price: $68-$128

*Photo courtesy of Establish Events.

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