Posted on February 03, 2016, BY Staff

TAO: Seventeen Samurai will present a family-friendly performance at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the performance are $30 for adults, $24 for seniors 62+, $20 for youth 18 and under, $20 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2) and $20 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at the Campus Box Office or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than 6 million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the timeless, traditional art of Japanese drumming continues to entertain international audiences. After playing in more than 20 countries and 400 cities, TAO has been the recipient of the sixth annual Commissioner Award from the Japanese Tourism Agency, and it has also been given an award for "Outstanding Cultural Contribution" from Oita Prefecture.

This show will present athletic bodies and contemporary costumes combined with explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography. TAO rewrites the history of traditional Japanese drumming and yet proudly remains the greatest drum performers in Japan.

Please note that fog effects will be used during this performance.

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or by email.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, visit its website or Facebook page.

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