30 July 2019
Jhonetsu: Passion – Yamato Drummers
Passion inspires. Passion motivates. Passion mobilizes people.
Passion is the new work of the internationally renowned taiko drumming troupe, Yamato.
With heart-thumping rhythm, thunderous sounds and explosive beats, the Yamato drummers of Japan push their limits in this staggering display of physical strength and ferocious skill.
In this high-energy performance, the unmistakable sound of the traditional Taiko drum, used in Shinto rituals, is challenged by Yamato as they use their entire bodies to produce their breathtaking beats.
Yamato was founded in Japan’s Nara Prefecture in 1993. Every year, Yamato tours the world for 6 to 10 months, creating and presenting original Yamato compositions and stages. The troupe will continue to cherish and uphold Yamato, the spirit of Japan.
With drums that weigh up to half a tonne, the Yamato drummers’ remarkable physical strength and trademark infectious energy leaves you feeling totally exhilarated!
Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Part of the 2019 See It Live Theatre Season.