Spectacular show comes to Bath
PUBLISHED: 14:24 13 October 2011
A SPECTACULAR concert featuring a world renowned group will be staged on Sunday.
The Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers will perform at the Bath Theatre Royal.
During their exhilarating performance thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums interweave with layers of percussive soundscapes and delicate bamboo flute in a spellbinding display of precise choreography and sheer athleticism.
They are the UK’s first and only professional touring taiko group, and Europe’s most established performing company in this fast-expanding field.
Through performing more than 100 concerts a year, the group has built a solid reputation for their hard-hitting and energetic performances since their establishment in 1994.
Mugenkyo present taiko in a modern and theatrical style featuring dramatic lighting and a range of costumes, the concert is extremely varied musically; powerful rhythms, huge taiko drums, delicate shinobue bamboo flute, expressive percussion and dance.
Mugenkyo have developed a passionate style that is uniquely their own, retaining the traditional spirit of taiko, yet creating a contemporary sound and a modern stage show that has captivated audiences everywhere.
Mugenkyo founders Neil Mackie and Miyuki Williams originally studied under Master Drummer Masaaki Kurumaya Sensei in Fukui on the west coast of Japan from 1992 – 1994 and regularly return to Japan both to further their studies and to perform.
Tickets, priced £17.50-19.50, are available from the box office on 01225 448844 or online via www.theatreroyal.org.uk