NASHVILLE, Tenn. – TAO, following up their 2018 Tennessee Performing Arts Center tour stop that included a phenomenal performance of incomparable “Wadaiko-drums” and the beautiful mesmerizing melody of Japanese flutes and harps will return to Nashville with their new production DRUM TAO 2020 on January 28 at TPAC’s Polk Theater.
Tickets are on sale now at TPAC.org, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St.
More than 800 million spectators across the world have been touched by TAO. It is the “Japanese Entertainment” for a new generation that completely surpasses expectations, whose modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography, and innovative visuals, the performers of DRUM TAO create an energetic and unforgettable production.
In February 2016, their Off-Broadway show ended with great success, with Newsweek stating “The highly acclaimed debut of DRUM TAO on Broadway will represent not only Japanese entertainment but Japan itself.”
In 2017, they made their major recording debut with Universal Music as a compilation of their work over 25 years, which ranked as one of the top three albums in the iTunes World rankings for five different countries.
In 2018, they performed in the opening ceremony of “Japonism 2018” in Paris, France. They also co-starred with the Bolshoi Ballet as the opening act of “Japan Year in Russia” held at The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia.
They were awarded “Outstanding Cultural Contribution” from Oita prefecture, the “Culture Creators Award” from Taketa city in Oita prefecture, “The 6th Japan Tourism Agency Commissioner Award”, and “Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Award” from the Japanese government.
If You Go:
DRUM TAO 2020
January 28, 2020
TPAC’s Polk Theater
505 Deaderick St.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.