Let your soul dance to the rhythm of life.
In Japanese, the word “Kodo” holds a double meaning. It can be translated as “heartbeat,” the primal source of all rhythm. However, our group’s name is written with different characters, which mean “drum” and “child.” This reflects Kodo’s desire to play the drums with the simple heart of a child. For our 40th anniversary, we created two works based on our name: “Tsuzumi” takes its name and theme from the drum character, and “Warabe” from the child element.
In “Warabe,” Kodo looks to its classic repertoire and aesthetics from the ensemble’s early days. This production blends simple forms of taiko expression that celebrate the unique sound, resonance, and physicality synonymous with Kodo—forever children of the drum at heart.
Come and experience the soul-stirring rhythm of life firsthand.
All performances have now been announced. (Updated: Nov. 21, 2023)
- Feb 1 (Thu), 2024 Warwick Arts Centre, Warwick, United Kingdom
- Feb 3 (Sat), 2024 The Anvil, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
- Feb 5 (Mon), 2024 - Feb 6 (Tue), 2024 Barbican, London, United Kingdom
- Feb 9 (Fri), 2024 Teatro La Fenice, Senigallia, Italy
- Feb 13 (Tue), 2024 - Feb 14 (Wed), 2024 Teatro Dal Verme, Milan, Italy
- Feb 17 (Sat), 2024 Concertgebouw Brugge, Bruges, Belgium
- Feb 18 (Sun), 2024 Koningin Elisabethzaal Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
- Feb 20 (Tue), 2024 - Feb 21 (Wed), 2024 Koninklijk Circus - Cirque Royal Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
- Feb 23 (Fri), 2024 Wiener Konzerthauss, Vienna, Austria
- Feb 25 (Sun), 2024 Liederhalle (Hegel-Saal), Stuttgart, Germany
- Feb 26 (Mon), 2024 Palais de la musique et des congrès, Strasbourg, France
- Feb 28 (Wed), 2024 Le Nouveau Siècle, Lille, France
- Mar 1 (Fri), 2024 - Mar 3 (Sun), 2024 Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
- Mar 6 (Wed), 2024 Cité des Congrès de Nantes, Nantes, France
- Mar 7 (Thu), 2024 Le Liberté, Rennes, France
- Mar 9 (Sat), 2024 L'Amphitheatre, Lyon, France
- Mar 12 (Tue), 2024 Théâtre du Léman, Geneva, Switzerland
- Mar 14 (Thu), 2024 KKL Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
- Mar 16 (Sat), 2024 The Hall, Zurich, Switzerland
- Mar 19 (Tue), 2024 NOSPR, Katowice, Poland
- Mar 24 (Sun), 2024 Lisinski Hall, Zagreb, Croatia
- Mar 27 (Wed), 2024 ASG Arena, Vilnius, Lithuania