TAO Drum­mers of Ja­pan Com­ing

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Lyn­donville, VT

King­domCounty Pro­duc­tions will present THE TAO DRUM­MERS OF JA­PAN, 7PM, Tues­day, April 1st at Lyn­don In­sti­tute Au­di­to­rium. In this new pro­duc­tion for North Amer­ica, ath­letic bod­ies and col­or­ful cos­tumes meet ex­plo­sive tra­di­tional Ja­panese Taiko drum­ming and in­no­va­tive chore­og­ra­phy in a show that is char­ac­ter­ized by pre­ci­sion, en­ergy, and stamina. With hun­dreds of sold-out shows and more than a mil­lion spec­ta­tors, TAO has proven that mod­ern en­ter­tain­ment based on the tra­di­tional art of Ja­panese drum­ming, has mas­sive in­ter­na­tional ap­peal.

The stars of TAO live and train at a com­pound in the moun­tains of Ja­pan, reach­ing the high­est level of vir­tu­os­ity only af­ter years of in­ten­sive study. The per­form­ers each bring non­tra­di­tional flair to the group by draw­ing on their di­verse back­grounds: one as a hard rock mu­si­cian, an­other a gym­nast, and yet an­other as a com­poser. They of­fer a young and vi­brantly mod­ern take on a tra­di­tional art form.

Spon­sors in­clude Con­cept 2, James V. McFaul, Esq, Frank Miller, Com­mu­nity Na­tional Bank, St. J. Food Coop, Wild­flower Inn, John Vin­ton, Mil­li­gan Con­struc­tion and Slate Roof­ing. Me­dia Spon­sors: Ver­mont Broad­cast As­so­ciates and Ver­mont Pub­lic Ra­dio. Tick­ets for the April 1st show are avail­able at the Cata­mount Arts Box Of­fice or by call­ing 802-748-2600. On­line sales are avail­able at King­domCounty.org. For group sales and in­for­ma­tion, con­tact KCP se­ries pro­ducer Jay Craven (jcraven@marlboro.edu).

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