Kodo directed by Tamasaburo Bando – Dan ndan, 2017
Wednesday, March 1 through Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Peter Jay Sharp Building – 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn
Emanating an ancient cavernous thunder, a group of disciplined, muscled bodies pound traditional Japanese drums with sticks the size of a forearm. In the New York premiere of Dadan, Japan’s preeminent taiko ensemble showcases the spectacular sonic possibilities of these time-honored instruments, supplemented with cymbals, xylophone, and more. Led by Kabuki theater luminary Tamasaburo Bando, the members of Kodo (Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery, 2015 Winter/Spring) summon decades of training to exalt the drum in this tightly choreographed pageant of percussion.
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