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Impression Of Taiwan (Ten Drum Art Percussion Group – Taiwan / Performance Infinity)

By | Published on Tuesday 12 August 2014

This was drumming to make your soul jump for joy, and caused this Scotswoman to wonder whether it wasn’t too late for a career change to Taiwanese drumming. Their grace and athleticism were perfectly synchronised and the sheer joy of the performance was infectious. These drummers clearly expected to break a stick or two – at times they really belted those drums! Each piece told a story about the culture and countryside of Taiwan and the audience response to the music, costumes and dance was visceral and instinctive. In common with all good music, there were moments of contrast: the reflective flute passages were delicate, graceful and moving. The rousing finale concluded a great night of fun, suitable for the whole family.

Venue150@EICC, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]