Pairing authentic Taiko drumming with original, contemporary choreography, TAO brings a unique and explosive show to Nazareth College this week. TAO: The Art of the Drum is an ensemble of former rock musicians, gymnasts, composers, and athletes that work to share a vibrantly modern take on a traditional art form. TAO has performed in more than 500 cities and 20 countries, including at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the Opening Ceremony of the 2013 World Baseball Classic in Japan.
The new show, titled "Phoenix Rising," will take place in the Callahan Theater at Nazareth College (4245 East Ave.) on Sunday, March 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $55-$70 and can be ordered online at artscenter.naz.edu, by calling 389-2170. Ticket holders may also participate in a drum lesson at 6 p.m. (pre-registration is required).