Kodo is the most well-known and respected taiko group worldwide. Kodo celebrates its 35th anniversary by bringing DADAN 2017 to North America. The latest work by Kodo’s renowned Artistic Director Tamasaburo Bando offers a bold new exploration of Japanese drumming traditions.
Kodo explores the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, while forging new directions for a vibrant, living art form. Kodo has given over 5,600 performances in 47 countries on five continents, creating mesmerizing, riveting and spiritual experience enjoyed by millions.
“Throughout, the devil of it is the combination of the discipline of a surgeon’s scalpel with the primitive, muscular endurance of a cavalry charge. The speed and dexterity are as impressive as the physical tenacity is breathtaking.”
Supported by a grant from the Sakura Foundation