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KODO: DADAN 2017 North American Tour

Kodo will present their program DADAN in North America for the first time, visiting 22 U.S. cities between January and March 2017.
DADAN was created by artistic director and Japanese “Living National Treasure” Tamasaburo Bando.  Simply meaning “Drumming Men”, DADAN features only the company’s young male members and is unique among Kodo’s programs in its absence of singing, dancing, flutes and female performers.  Instead, this production exclusively uses taiko drums of all shapes and sizes, as well as other forms of percussion.

The climax of DADAN features a succession of compelling solos, and with each new drummer’s relentless and rhythmic pounding of the hirado o-daiko (big low drum), the reverberations build to soul-stirring heights. DADAN simultaneously challenges the limits of the player’s physical, technical, psychological and spiritual talents. For a preview of DADAN, click HERE

01/26        Capitol Theatre                                                  Yakima, WA
01/28-29   Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall                    Berkeley, CA

02/1          Oregon Symphony Presents, Schnitzer Hall      Portland, OR
02/3-4       Meany Center                                                    Seattle, WA
02/7          Walt Disney Concert Hall                                    Los Angeles, CA
02/8          Segerstrom Center for the Arts                          Costa Mesa, CA
02/10-11   Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts          Scottsdale, AZ
02/14-15   Newman Center                                                 Denver, CO
02/18        Cincinnati Arts Association, Aronoff Center        Cincinnati, OH
02/22        Mccoy Center for the Arts                                   New Albany, OH
02/24        Depauw University, Green Center                      Greencastle, IN
02/26        Symphony Center                                               Chicago, IL

03/1-4      Brooklyn Academy of Music                                New York, NY
03/7         Kutztown University                                             Kutztown, PA
03/9         UCONN, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts Storrs, CT
03/11       Florida Theatre                                                    Jacksonville, FL
03/13       Blumenthal Performing Arts Center                     Charlotte, NC
03/15       Strathmore Music Center                                     Bethesda, MD
03/17       Modlin Center for the Arts                                    Richmond, VA
03/19       Symphony Hall                                                     Boston, MA
03/23       Lensic Theater                                                     Santa Fe, NM
03/25       Smith Center for the Performing Arts                   Las Vegas, NV