San Jose Taiko was founded in 1973 as only the third such group to form outside of Japan. They are recognized as a pioneer in contemporary Taiko and have been instrumental to the growth of the art form, helping to nurture an ecosystem that now supports more than 500 groups spread throughout North America.
Collision of Rhythm is a duo comprised of tap-dancing classical virtuoso, Aaron Williams , and beatbox-juggling keynote speaker, Bronkar Lee. Though there are only two of them, they fill the stage as a 12-person ensemble would, moving from instrument to instrument with a high level of skill and diversity.
With drumming, tap dancing, rhythmic juggling, marimba, piano, saxophone, flute and so much more, the show has been described as “Stomp meets Blue Man meets Cirque du Soleil.” Between musical pieces, there is audience interaction, humor, and personal stories that make this show all at once captivating, inspiring and flat-out extraordinary. A lively show for all ages!