Tao is Japanese Taiko drumming that has to be experienced live! In this new production for North American audiences, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics raving about TAO's precision, energy, and stamina. Tao has had hundreds of sold-out shows and more than a million spectators. The stars of TAO live and train at a compound in the mountains of Japan, reaching the highest level of virtuosity only after years of intensive study. The performers each bring nontraditional flair to the group by drawing on their diverse backgrounds: one as a hard rock musician, another gymnast, and yet another as a composer. They offer a young and vibrantly modern take on a compelling traditional art form.