Founded nearly 30 years ago in Nara Prefecture, said to be the birthplace of Japanese culture and civilization, Yamato travels the world with traditional taiko drums called “waidako” made from animal skins and ancient trees, some as old as 400 years. The highly trained drummers use pulsating rhythm, captivating physicality, and theatrical showmanship to bring an intangible but compelling force to the stage in a high-energy performance mixing ancient traditions with contemporary sensibilities.
Performances of Young People
This program is designed to expose K-12 students to the performing arts at a young age by facilitating in-person, culturally diverse experiences for them. The program’s purpose is to inspire the next generation of artists and arts supporters. The costs of these performances are generously subsidized by friends of the Performing Arts Center who share that vision. Parents, guardians, and teachers are encouraged to exercise their personal judgement when determining if programs are appropriate for their children and students. Admission to Performances for Young People is $2 for students and $4 for adults. Students must be at least six years old to attend. Large school groups should use the order form for reservations (forthcoming). Home school groups should contact the box office at (706) 542-4400 or in person Monday-Friday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. View the ticket policies here.
Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall (View Seating Chart)
Athens, GA 30605