THE BEAUTY OF 8
Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October, 8pm
York Theatre, Seymour Centre
Corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale, NSW, 2008
90 minute show (no interval)
Tennyson’s poetry blends with powerhouse drumming and exquisite Japanese dance.
The Beauty of 8 will leave you breathless!! For two nights only, Australia’s internationally acclaimed drumming ensemble Taikoz, perform alongside world renowned taiko player and Kodo principal dancer Chieko Kojima, and shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Lee.
Infectious rhythms, soaring melodies, lavish costumes, huge drums and Taikoz’s legendary power and precision, interwoven with Chieko’s graceful yet powerful dance, deliver a spectacular performance never seen before on the world stage.
The Beauty of 8 explores the many expressive qualities of the taiko, contrasting masculine and feminine, extrovert and introvert, tradition and innovation.
The title refers to the mesmerising shapes and movements that are synonymous with the yokouchi (side-on) style of taiko playing. Guest artist Chieko Kojima’s mastery of the style – not to mention her own personal artistry – brings a level of sophistication and expressiveness that is not only beguiling, but also deeply spiritual. Trained as a dancer, Chieko seamlessly combines her love of movement, sound and rhythm into a performance that begs the question: Is it drumming? Is it dance?
Framed within a program of new music composed by Taikoz, The Beauty Of 8 is a stunning collaboration that highlights the artists’ inner intensity, beauty of expression and synchronicity of sound and movement.
Don't miss your chance to be part of this unique performance experience with us!
Click here to meet our guest artist from Japan, Chieko Kojima
Click here to see out latest rehearsal with Chieko
Click here to see a previous rehearsal
Click here for sneak peek at the story behind the performance
$50 Concession / Under 30's
$50 Groups (10+)
$30 School Groups (10+)
For Group bookings please contact the box office - counter service or over the phone only.
School groups include one free teacher ticket per group of ten students.
Note: transaction fees may apply.
VIP PACKAGE OFFER
We are offering a limited number of VIP Package tickets to the show, which can be purchased directly from Taikoz (not the Seymour Centre).
This offer includes VIP seating (one of the premium viewing positions at the York Theatre), a complimentary program and an exclusive "after show champagne reception" where you can relax with a drink and nibbles, and meet with the artists including our guest artist from Japan, Kodo Distinguished Member Chieko Kojima.
VIP Package tickets cost $130 each and can be purchased directly from Taikoz. Please download the booking form here.