Kodo One Earth Tour 2011 at the NAC on March 7, 2011

Kodo Drummers return to the National Arts Centre following a sold-out performance in 2007. Kodo presents their 30th Anniversary - One Earth Tour 2011 North America in Southam Hall on March 7, 2011 at 8p.m.

For three decades Japan’s spectacular Kodo Drummers have electrified audiences with their rhythmic virtuosity and breathtaking graceful athleticism. Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drums – most notably, the taiko – and the closely related Japanese music and movement arts, Kodo forge new directions for a vibrant living art form.

Based on Sado Island in Niigata Prefecture, Kodo is known for elevating Japanese folk arts to a contemporary expression that captivates audiences. Through collaborations with artists around the globe, Kodo transcends the barriers of language and custom to produce dynamic new fusions and forms showcased in dazzling performance.

As Kodo celebrates its 30th anniversary, the 2011 One Earth Tour highlights a new generation of young performers who will carry the group’s traditions into the future.

The ten-piece program features three new works, as well as classic compositions from the Kodo repertoire that have earned the group an avid following across the globe.

"Superlatives don’t really exist to convey the primal power and bravura beauty of Kodo." – Chicago Tribune

A Co-presentation of NAC Dance and NAC Music.

One Earth Tour 2011 North America

SAKAKI Composed by Masaru Tsuji, Choreographed by Kenzo Abe, 2011
STRIDE Composed by Mitsuru Ishizuka, 2010
CHONLIMA Composed by Roetsu Tosha, 1983
MIYAKE Traditional, arranged by Kodo
MONOCHROME Composed by Maki Ishii, 1976
JANG-GWARA Composed by Ryutaro Kaneko, 1992
SORA Composed by Shogo Yoshii, 2010
KUMO NO NAMIJI Composed by Shoho Yoshii, 2008
O-DAIKO Traditional, arranged by Kodo
YATAI-BAYASHI Traditional, arranged by Kodo

Kodo performs in Southam Hall of the National Arts Centre on Monday, March 7 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $52.73, $65.65, $77.49 and $86.09 for adults and $27.71, $34.17, $40.09 and $44.39 for students (upon presentation of a valid student ID card).

Duration: 1 hour and 50 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission

Groups of 10 or more save 15% to 20% off regular ticket prices; to reserve your seats, call 613-947-7000, ext. 634 or e-mail grp@nac-cna.ca.

Tickets are available for purchase:

  • In person at the NAC Box Office
  • At all Ticketmaster outlets
  • By telephone from Ticketmaster, 1-888-991-2787 (ARTS) new!  
  • Online through the Ticketmaster link on the NAC’s website (www.nac-cna.ca)
  • A service charge applies on all purchases made through Ticketmaster

This production is eligible for the Live Rush program. Full-time students aged 13-29 with a valid Live Rush membership may buy up to two tickets per performance at the discounted price of only $12 per ticket. Live Rush tickets are available from 10 a.m. on the day before the performance until 6 p.m. on the day of the performance. This includes all available seats, including the best seats in the house. Check out liverush.ca for information on the Live Rush program.

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For more information, please call:
Eleri Evans
Marketing and Communications Officer, Dance
National Arts Centre
613-947-7000 ext. 379; e-mail: eevans@nac-cna.ca
or visit the NAC website at www.nac-cna.ca

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