TAO: Drum Heart
In 2004, TAO attended the world’s largest festival of the arts – the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and made number one box-office smash hit of the festival in spite of their first participation. TAO has started spreading into the overseas after their success at the Festival Fringe and three month long-run show in Germany and Australia tour were made as their first world tour career. After invited to perform at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, every single show was sold-out on their first North American tour visiting 44 cities totaling 50 shows throughout the U.S. Drum Heart is the newest production from TAO and has critics raving about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than 6.5 million spectators worldwide, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the timeless, traditional art of Japanese drumming, entertains international audiences again and again.