“The preeminent taiko drumming ensemble from Japan.”
Athleticism, grace, stamina, discipline—Kodo’s riveting performances combine explosive energy with breathtaking control. The multigenerational Japanese taiko troupe’s 15 drummers conjure a “primal power and bravura beauty” (Chicago Tribune), invoking centuries of history and culture with each blow to their massive drums. Kodo’s newest production, Legacy, looks back at seminal creations from the ensemble’s 40-year history, and brings early works into the present through stunning visuals, lighting effects, and sleek new choreography. “Kodo’s rich sound-world ranges from woodland susurrations to a thundering which makes you feel as if you’ve been struck in the chest” (The Economist).
Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.