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TAO: The Art of the Drum

February 10 - 14

TAOAn energetic cross between gymnastics and drumming, TAO is a taiko drumming tour de force. Its performers live and train in the mountains of Japan, honing their skills and assimilating a wide range of disciplines and styles — ranging from rock music, gymnastics, and martial arts to original choreography, African djembe drumming, and more. This is a theatrical spectacle of rhythm and movement, setting centuries-old traditions in a current context for modern kids. Two Bay Area performances will be given, one in San Rafael and one at Stanford Lively Arts.

Lisa Petrie is a writer and specialist in marketing and public relations for arts and education organizations. She earned a DMA in flute performance from SUNY, Stony Brook, and is the mother of two musical kids. Lisa was the Content Manager for the Kids and Families section of San Francisco Classical Voice during 2011.