Drumming and Tap Dance Fused in Otodama; Stomp's Miyamoto Directs

News   Drumming and Tap Dance Fused in Otodama; Stomp's Miyamoto Directs Yako Miyamoto, a five-year veteran of the long-running Off-Broadway hit Stomp, will direct a new percussion show at the CSV Cultural Center in Manhattan.

Entitled Otodama (translation: Sound and Spirits), the production fuses traditional Japanese Taiko drumming and American funk tap dance. The show, which will play a limited engagement Dec. 2-11, employs Japanese Taiko drums, African Djimbe drums, hand-held wooden clappers, thick wooden drumsticks and a samisen (Japanese banjo). Otodama, which is making its New York premiere, is being produced by Toshi Hirano of TKO Entertainment. The cast is led by Otodama creator Yako Miyamoto.

The CSV Cultural Center (Flamboyan Theater) is located at 107 Suffolk Street in New York City. Tickets, priced $25 (in advance) and $30 (at the door), are available by calling (212) 352-3101.