Art & Design

Kodo One Earth Tour 2016 "Mystery"

13 - 22 February 2016, Various

The phenomenal Japanese taiko drumming company KODO will return to the UK in February 2016 – its 35th anniversary -  with the thrilling new production ‘MYSTERY’, a dramatic mix of storytelling, music, dance and drama designed to reflect the beauty and mystery of Japanese traditions throughout the ages.  Featuring 15 of Kodo’s highly trained Taiko (Japanese percussion instruments) performers, ‘MYSTERY’ is the second touring work to be directed by the company’s Artistic Director, the celebrated Kabuki actor Tamasaburo Bando.


Hailing from the remote Sado Island, Kodo is the first and most influential Taiko ensemble in the world, comprising a troupe of musicians and dancers who transform centuries-old traditional Japanese ritual and performing arts into exhilarating, contemporary stage shows.


Says Tamasaburo Bando: “With this new show ‘Mystery’, my aim is to create just that: a world of mystery.  In the folk arts that have been handed down through the generations in Japan, there’s a form of sacredness, an air of mystery within prayers which, in our show, is expressed by the drums.  Our aim is to touch audiences as well as entertain them so they can feel that same, incredible air of mystery.  I’m hoping that audiences who come to see our show in February will experience a similar sort of other-worldly splendor, a spirituality that you sense in a Japanese temple or shrine.”


Warwick Arts Centre

15 February
London, Barbican Hall
17 February
Basingstoke Anvil
18 February
High Wycombe Swan
High Wycombe
*Use Promo code “kodofriends” for £10 ticket offer for High Wycombe show on 18 Feb:
19 February
Plymouth Pavilions
21 February
Poole Lighthouse
22 February
Cambridge Corn Exchange


Tickets: Please check each Venue.


13 - 22 February 2016


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