An unimaginable amount of energy. A 400 year-old instrument. Heart-thumping rhythms and explosive beats. Yamato: The Drummers of Japan combine traditional music with style and agility, fusing Taiko drumming with spectacle and athleticism.
Founded in 1993 in Japan’s Nara Prefecture and presently based in Asuka Village, said to be the birthplace of Japanese culture, YAMATO travels all over the word with Japan’s traditional Taiko drums, putting its very souls into the unusual instruments, whose sound stirs the hearts of people everywhere. “Jhonetsu” is a new program that captures YAMATO’s virtuosity, strength, spirit and sheer endurance. This past season marked Yamato’s 25th anniversary, celebrating over 3,500 performances in 54 countries.
Pre Show Performance
The Albany Med Performance Project: Youth in Motion, 7:15 PM
Prior to YAMATO’s act, at 7:15 p.m. SPAC will present a high-energy, professionally choreographed final performance by 80 local children who have been participating in The Performance Project: Youth in Motion. Led by the award winning National Dance Institute and presented in partnership with the Capital District and Saratoga Regional YMCA’s, SPAC’s Performance Project is a two-week dance intensive designed to teach children dance skills while instilling in them a belief in their own abilities and capacity to achieve success.
Tickets for the amphitheater-only performance of YAMATO: The Drummers of Japan are $30, $40 and $60 and will be on sale to the public on March 15 at 10am.
Pre Show Event
CDPHP Family Nights
Come to SPAC at 6 p.m. for family fun including an Instrument Petting Zoo, the Young Performers Circle featuring drumming lessons and dance classes, Workshops on the Lawn with NYCB dancers and Philadelphia Orchestra musicians, interactive exhibits, balloon animals, photo booths and FREE Stewart’s ice cream!