Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Concert
Our main touring production is "Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers", with upcoming UK & European tours in September - November 2011, May 2012 and October - November 2012. This show is performed at medium to large-scale venues, from 300 - 2000 seats. Tour by tour the show develops and changes with new material & new arrangements so the show is never repeated twice, whilst keeping audience favourites which have become Mugenkyo classics over the years.
The concert integrates powerful taiko rhythms with tightly knit choreography and theatrical and lighting effects. The concert is musically varied, with a range of taiko drums from the precise rhythms on the small high-pitched Shime drums to the huge powerful beats on the Odaiko big drum, which penetrate right through the chest, requiring an impressive feat of stamina and endurance to play. There is an element of dance within the show, in addition to the graceful & choreographed movement of the drummers themselves. The concert also features a variety of percussion instruments, creating layers of percussive soundscapes to envelop the audience, and also incorporates the haunting melodies of the bamboo flute.
Quite simply, a taiko drumming concert by Mugenkyo is not "just drumming" - it's a complete aural & visual experience which captivates the audience from start to finish. The tension is palpable in the atmosphere, and the audience are left clamouring for more.