Kodo

2025-03-12 20:00 2025-03-12 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Kodo

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/35912

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Let your soul dance to the rhythm of life at the National Arts Centre.  In Japanese, the word “Kodo” holds a double meaning. It can be translated as “heartbeat,” the primal source of all rhythm. However, our group’s name is written with different characters, which mean “drum” and “child.” This reflects Kodo’s desire to play the drums with the simple heart of a child. For our 40th anniversary in 2021, we created two works based on...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
Wed, March 12, 2025
8 PM EDT
Kodo with instruments and in costume in the woods
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  • In-person event

Let your soul dance to the rhythm of life at the National Arts Centre. 

In Japanese, the word “Kodo” holds a double meaning. It can be translated as “heartbeat,” the primal source of all rhythm. However, our group’s name is written with different characters, which mean “drum” and “child.” This reflects Kodo’s desire to play the drums with the simple heart of a child. For our 40th anniversary in 2021, we created two works based on our name: Tsuzumi takes its name and theme from the drum character, and “Warabe” from the child element. Tsuzumi was our touring production in 2023 across North America, and we are happy to present you now with the continuing production, Warabe

In Warabe, Kodo looks to its classic repertoire and aesthetics from the ensemble’s early days. This production blends simple forms of taiko expression that celebrate the unique sound, resonance, and physicality synonymous with Kodo—forever children of the drum at heart. 

Come and experience the soul-stirring rhythm of life firsthand. 

Yuichiro Funabashi - Director / Kodo Ensemble Leader  

Artists

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    Featuring Kodo
  • Kodo Performer Eiichi Saito
  • Kodo Performer Kenta Nakagome
  • Kodo Performer Jun Jidai
  • Kodo Performer Koki Miura
  • Kodo Performer Reo Kitabayashi
  • Kodo Performer Masayasu Maeda
  • Kodo Performer Kodai Yoshida
  • Kodo Performer Seita Saegusa
  • Kodo Performer Chie Yamawaki
  • Kodo Performer Taiyo Onoda
  • Kodo Performer Shun Takuma
  • Kodo Performer Moe Niiyama
  • Kodo Performer Jumpei Nonaka
  • Kodo Performer Kazuma Hirosaki
  • Director Yuichiro Funabashi
  • Music Advisor Tatsuya Shimono
  • Voice Instructor Yumi Nogami
  • Posture & Movement Instructor Tatsuo Kudo
  • Lighting Designer Kenichi Mashiko (S.L.S.)
  • Technical Director Kei Olivier Furukata
  • Stage Manager Takeshi Arai