Amon Miyamoto Directs TAO: DRUM HEART at NYU Skirball


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TAO: DRUM HEART           

Thursday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 14 at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

The NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts – 566 LaGuardia Place

Tickets: $45-$75

From the creative team behind the four-time Tony Award-nominated revival of Pacific Overtures comes the New York debut of TAO: DRUM HEART.

Direct from TAO’s successful, sold-out world premiere run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this brand new production will be revealed in New York, and TAO will tour North America in the winter of 2016. The new show will bring you athletic bodies and contemporary costumes combined with explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography. TAO has critics raving about their extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than 6.5 million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the timeless art of Japanese drumming thrills international audiences again and again.

TAO: DRUM HEART is directed by Amon Miyamoto (Pacific Overtures) and features costumes by Junko Koshino (Tony nomination for Pacific Overtures) and stage design by Rumi Matsui (Tony nomination for Pacific Overtures).

TAO established a partnership with Ippudo restaurants in 2010, and they have since opened collaborative Ippudo TAO restaurants in Japan and Singapore. In combining Japanese food and theatre, the two companies aim “to deliver smiles, vigor, courage, and vitality” to the world. While TAO: DRUM HEART is in New York, a limited TAO ramen and cocktail menu will be available at Ippudo’s East Village and West Side locations.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit NYU Skirball’s website.