Taikoz: Chi Udaka

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‘Moving and memorable, a masterful work of beauty and power.’ Arts Hub

Chi Udaka is an inspirational fusion of taiko drumming and Indian classical dance. Inspired by the forces of nature, this celebratory show as part of Asia TOPA 2020 is a meeting of the deep earthiness of taiko drumming (Chi – earth) and the flowing sensuality of dance (Udaka – water).

At turns delicate and dramatic, it unites the powerful music of Taikoz with the intricate classical Indian dance movements of Lingalayam, creating a kaleidoscope of aural-visual energy. A dynamic, cross-cultural partnership, the vocabulary of both companies is steeped in history and tradition, and they now come together to break ground in an explosive feast for the senses. Taikoz has set itself apart as a phenomenon in the world of performance, renowned internationally for performances that couple explosive energy and extreme dynamism with refinement and grace. Chi Udaka is no exception.

‘A joyful celebration.’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘Chi Udaka is an experience, an emotion. How do you explain it when varied cultures hold a conversation so sublime, so intense that the lines blur and they become a seamless whole?’ Metro Plus, Chennai

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Taikoz & Lingalayam Dance Company for Asia TOPA


Lingalayam Dance Company
Anandavalli Voice
Riley Lee Shakuhachi
Aruna Parthiban Voice
John Napier Cello