The taiko is a traditional Japanese drum, and a vibrant living art form with limitless rhythmic possibilities. Kodo (meaning ‘heartbeat’) are its masters, catapulting ancient Japanese culture squarely into the 21st century. Since their formation in 1981, Kodo have given no fewer than 5,800 performances in 49 countries around the world.
The 15-strong troupe of musicians and dancers took Brighton Dome by storm with a sell-out show in 2014 – One Earth: Legend. Their latest production Evolution takes a look back at the thrilling repertoire composed under Evolution’s Artistic Director Tamasaburo Bando: its blend of lavish spectacle, intricate routines, and visceral rhythm makes this simply one of the most exciting shows you’ll come across.
'Balancing a deadly aggression with utter tranquility, their sound stretches from the lightest of rainfall to cataclysmic thunderclaps, from pleasant laughter to discordant fear and from silence to... a wall of sound, as high, frightening and impregnable as a mountain' The Guardian
'Superlatives don’t really exist to convey the primal power and bravura beauty of Kodo' Chicago Tribune