EVENTS

Drumstruck

The world’s first interactive drum entertainment, “Drumstruck” is a performing art utilizing traditional African percussion instruments like Djembe. Born in Johannesberg of South Africa, “Drumstruck” was performed in Australia, China and finally the center of show business, New York in 2005. Exceeding that popularity of “Stomp” and “Blueman”, the show garnered attention from audiences off Broadway, achieving a long-run performance that lasted for 18 months.

Once you step into the theater, you’ll witness a row of African drums placed in front of each and every seat. The unique aspect about “Drumstruck” is that audiences can perform together along with the cast for an exciting and dramatic experience.

The cast are enrobed in a colorful folk costume, covering their well-trained physique, allowing for a fierce but refined dance, supported by a lustrous voice. Vibrant and full of speed, their performance is simply overwhelming.

Audiences who at first might have felt rather intimidated handling an instrument for the first time will gradually pick up the pace to experience the enchantment of drum beating. In unison with the cast, the crowd will come together as one for a fulfilling euphoric never-before experience.

Past performances from 2008 to 2012 have all been sold out shows, as the Japan tour enters its 6th year this year. It’s a fascinating spectacle that’s sure to stimulate the deepest area of your cerebrum!

Tour Schedule
Fukuoka
Dates: July 19th ~ 21st 2013
Venue: Canal City Gekijo
Ticket Prices: 8,000yen Adults / 4,000yen Children below Elementary School
Info: 092-271-6062

Nagasaki
Date: July 25th 2013
Venue: Nagasaki Koukaidou
Ticket Prices: 7,500yen Adults / 4,500yen Children under 18
Info: 095-826-2266

Hiroshima
Date: July 29th 2013
Venue: Main Hall, Aster Plaza
Ticket Prices: 8,000yen Adults / 4,000yen Children below High School
Info: 082-253-1010

Hyogo
Date: July 30th ~ 31st 2013
Venue: Hankyu Theater, Hyogo Performing Arts Center
Ticket Prices: 8,000yen Adults / 5,000yen Children under 18
Info: 0798-68-0255

Nagoya
Date: August 3rd ~ 4th 2013
Venue: Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall
Ticket Prices: TBD
Info: 052-972-7466

Sendai
Date: August 9th 2013
Venue: Sendai Denryoku Hall
Ticket Prices: 7,500yen Adults / 5,000yen Children ages 4 to 6th grade / Children under 3 free if seated on accompanying parent’s lap
Info: 022-268-2174

Tokyo
Date: August 14th ~ 25th 2013
Venue: The Galaxy Theatre, Tennozu
Ticket Prices: 8,000yen Adults / 5,000yen Children under 18
*Tickets are available to purchase at any 7-11 convenience store’s multi-copier machine.
Audiences who purchase a seat in one of the “Seven Seats” (Row1&2 Center Block) will be eligible to take home their Djembe.

Official Website: http://hpot.jp/drumstruck/top.html