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The Martial Art Of Noise!

The Martial Art Of Noise !


Following the highly-successful and critically acclaimed sell out World Tour, and No.1 box-office smash hit of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Japan’s most celebrated and elite company of martial art drummers, DRUM-TAO, returns to New Zealand with their awe-inspiring and innovative production.

Pacific Entertainment in association with ATA All-Star Artists proudly announce

“TAO – THE MARTIAL ART OF NOISE” tour in September 2006. This production was one of the most celebrated during the Auckland Festival 05 and has been seen by over 5-million worldwide, with an unsurpassed reputation for their stunningly executed performances. The incomparable quality and pure unadulterated power and spectacle of their work perfectly blends the ancient traditions of Taiko Drumming with the innovative and flawlessly choreographed production values of contemporary Japanese excellence.

The tour dates are as follows:

23 September Auckland Aotea Centre
26 September Dunedin Regent Theatre
27 September Christchurch Town Hall
29 September Wellington Michael Fowler Centre

Book at Ticketek. Tickets go on sale July 29.

Powerful athletic bodies, explosive percussion and timeless rituals are complimented perfectly in this Japanese spectacular featuring unrivalled drumming and martial arts mastery that creates an unforgettable performance. The 12 young drummers beat their huge drums with outstanding precision, vehemence and persistency on their Wadaiko-Drums, which have a circumference of up to 1,70 metres and weighs about 400 kilograms.

The Critics say it all:

“Spectacular percussive, visually compelling, and elementally energising…..precisely choreographed and athletically executed….as strange and beautiful as a dream”.
- UK Independent

“Supernaturally fit and superbly trained…deserving of five standing ovations that the company received…”
- Herald

“This athletic form of drumming display from an ensemble of young attractive percussionists is exactly the kind of funky street smart adaptation of ancient traditions that plays well with audiences of all ages”.
- The Scotsman

“If you’re looking for inspiring drumming and infectious dance rhythms and the athleticism of the highest creed, you’ll be disappointed. This is much, much more spectacular”.
- UK Guardian


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