Photo Flash: Ippudo Restaurant Celebrates TAO: DRUM HEART's NYC Premiere

DRUM TAO and Ippudo restaurant partnered to create a Drum Heart bowl in honor of TAO's New York City debut at NYU Skirball from Thursday, February 11 through Sunday, February 14. Inspired by the energy of TAO, the Drum Heart bowl consists of black sesame spicy pork soup served with pork belly chasu, spicy miso paste, crispy onion chips, cabbage, cilantro, and lime, finished at the table with Rayu spicy sesame oil.

TAO established a partnership with Ippudo restaurants in 2010, and they have since opened collaborative Ippudo TAO restaurants in Japan and Singapore. In combining Japanese food and theatre, the two companies aim "to deliver smiles, vigor, courage, and vitality" to the world. While TAO: DRUM HEART is in New York, the limited TAO ramen menu will be available at Ippudo's East Village and West Side locations.

From the creative team behind the four-time Tony Award-nominated revival of Pacific Overtures comes the New York debut of TAO: DRUM HEART. The new production will play a strictly limited engagement at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts from Thursday, February 11, 2016 through Sunday, February 14, 2016 before TAO continues its fourth North American tour. Tickets for TAO: DRUM HEART are available for purchase by phone at212.998.4941 or online at http://nyuskirball.org/calendar/taodrumheart.

Direct from TAO's successful, sold-out world premiere run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, this brand new production will be revealed in New York, and TAO will tour North America in the winter of 2016. The new show will bring you athletic bodies and contemporary costumes combined with explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography. TAO has critics raving about their extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than 6.5 million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the timeless art of Japanese drumming, thrills international audiences again and again.

TAO: DRUM HEART will be directed by Amon Miyamoto (Pacific Overtures) and feature costumes by Junko Koshino (Tony nom for Pacific Overtures) and stage design by Rumi Matsui (Tony nom for Pacific Overtures).

The performance schedule for TAO: Drum Heart is as follows: Thursday, February 11 at 8pm; Friday, February 12 at 8pm; Saturday, February 13 at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday, February 14 at 3pm and 8pm.

Check out the photos below of TAO: DRUM HEART cast members Arisa Nishi and Hiroaki Kishino at Ippudo East Village to taste the new Drum Heart ramen bowl!

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Photo Flash: Ippudo Restaurant Celebrates TAO: DRUM HEART's NYC Premiere
Arisa Nishi and Hiroaki Kishino

Photo Flash: Ippudo Restaurant Celebrates TAO: DRUM HEART's NYC Premiere
Arisa Nishi and Hiroaki Kishino

Photo Flash: Ippudo Restaurant Celebrates TAO: DRUM HEART's NYC Premiere
Ippudo's Drum Heart Ramen bowl

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