Stadsgehoorzaal Grote Zaal
za 23 april 2022 20:15

Yamato the Drummers of Japan komen ook dit jaar weer in hun wereldtournee langs Leiden! Dit keer met een programma rond het thema Tenmei, Destiny ofwel Het Lot. De grote groep drummers brengt een spectaculaire show en voert je mee naar Japan. 

天命 - Tenmei - Destiny

Tenmei is a mandate of providence.

Tenmei is the reason we were born. What is it that we must do during our lives?

I think about this, sometimes.
Tenmei is the destiny that people cannot escape. Today I was daydreaming.

What is our Tenmei? What can we do? What do we have to do?

We were born by Tenmei, we keep moving because of Tenmei. Where will we arrive? And then,
As no answer comes to mind,
We just live, doing our best today, again.

Standing in front of the Taiko drum and listening to my heartbeat I feel the energy in each beat.
What must I do between the first beat and the last beat What is there after the last beat?

Let’s just simply do our best again today Following Tenmei

A group of dozens of players start their performance by hitting a Japanese taiko drum made from a large 400 year-old tree. They move their whole bodies to strike the drum with everything in their souls, creating a powerful surge of energy. Their live performances are so full of intensity that they make people's bodies jump and their hearts race faster. Audiences are overwhelmed by the beat of the music, as their bodies are uplifted in sync with the powerful sounds. This group, from beautiful Nara Prefecture in Japan, is able to exhibit great originality and innovation through this traditional Japanese musical instrument, the wadaiko (Japanese drum). This is the epitome of the Japanese spirit, a roaring sound that will make you experience new exciting adventures.

We want to be Creative

This is the motto of Yamato. This is why, aside from the musical instruments, the members of the group live together in a community to create everything by themselves. This includes the musical compositions, theatre productions, theatre settings, lighting design, choreography, performance techniques, costumes, makeup, stage settings and props... even the bachi (sticks) used in the performances are all their own original work. This is at the core of Yamato's performances around the world. Yamato uses this creativity to convert wadaiko into a performing art that can reverberate in Japan, Asia, and the rest of the world.

Wadaiko has inspired many people since ancient times.

Yamato holds their respect for this tradition in their hearts as they continue to create and innovate within their art.

Stadsgehoorzaal Grote Zaal
za 23 april 2022 20:15


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