Popular show returns to JCCC


Posted by Bob Evans

Back by Popular Demand!

Johnson County Community College’s

Carlsen Center Presents

                                                            DRUM TAO 2020

                                            March 20 and 21 at Yardley Hall


TAO: Drum Heart


The 2019 – 2020 season of the Carlsen Center Presents Series continues with DRUM TAO 2020 for two performances, 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 20 and March 21, in Yardley Hall. High res photos with IDs can be found here.  Video can be found here

Explosive, large-scale Japanese drumming, precise choreography, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes. TAO’s modern, high-energy performances showcasing the ancient art of Japanese drumming have transfixed audiences worldwide. Combining highly physical, large-scale drumming with contemporary costumes, precise choreography and innovative visuals, the performers of DRUM TAO 2020 create an energetic and unforgettable production.

Ticket Information

Tickets may be purchased online www.jccc.edu/CarlsenCenter or by phone (913) 469-4445. Prices start at $25. Season ticket packages which include a purchase of five events (or more) are available for a 10% discount. Donors to the Friends of the Carlsen Center (starting at $50) receive a 15% discount off season ticket packages.

For more information about the 2019-2020 the Carlsen Center Presents Series at Johnson County Community College, and a full list of performers, visit www.jccc.edu/CarlsenCenter.

Pre-show Dinner Available for Sat., March ONLY

6:30 p.m., March 21, 2020 at Café Tempo, located in the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

To make the evening special, come and enjoy dinner for the Saturday, March 21 performance of Drum Tao 2020.  Reservations must be received by 3 p.m. Monday, March 16. Meat and vegetarian entrées available. For reservations: 913-469-4445, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or purchase online at Café TempoSpace is limited. 

Remaining Carlsen Center Presents 2019-2020 Season At A Glance


Feb. 21             The Choir of Man

Feb. 23             Winterlude—Gerald Spaits Sax & Violins*

Feb. 26             Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! The Musical!

Mar. 6              Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait*

Mar. 7              Danú St. Patrick’s Celebration

Mar. 11            SEEDS*

Mar. 15            Winterlude—Nate Nall Quintet*

Mar. 19            Quartet San Francisco*-Masters of Pop: The Beatles and Beyond

Mar. 20-21       DRUM TAO 2020

Apr. 2              The Reminders*

Apr. 3              Piff The Magic Dragon (magic and comedy)

Apr. 24            Les Ballets Trockadero des Monte Carlo

May 9              Alonzo King LINES Ballet

* Events held in Polsky Theatre, JCCC

About Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College

The Carlsen Center is Johnson County’s performing arts center. Early on, the founders of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) dreamed of building a world-class performing arts venue in Johnson County, Kansas. In 1990, that dream was realized, and the center soon became a cultural hub for the rapidly growing county. The Carlsen Center’s growth parallels that of Johnson County, expanding from 50 events the first season to around 150 annually today. Events include Carlsen Center Presents (CCP), the annual series of around 25 events presented by JCCC that feature professional, internationally known artists in a wide variety of genres; academic branches of JCCC; and community groups who rent the space.

Since 2000, with the development of the Carlsen Center Arts Education program, the Carlsen Center also addresses cultural and art-related program needs in K-12 education. The CC Arts Education programs include school performances at the Carlsen Center, and engagement activities with artists performing in schools. Master classes, lecture/demonstrations, workshops and other opportunities for interaction with students happen throughout the year. CC Arts Education  also offers support materials for programs, study guides, concert previews, plus professional development – creative skills workshops and curriculum-building seminars for teachers in arts integration.

 The CC Arts Education had a leadership role in the re-establishment of the Kansas Alliance for Arts Education, and in 2014 was named a Kennedy Center Partners in Education site, teamed with the Shawnee Mission School District. An expansion of the Kennedy Center Partnership occurred in 2018 with the addition of the Liberty Schools, making it one of two cross-state Kennedy Center Partnerships in the US. CC Arts Ed is the only Kennedy Center Partner in the state of Kansas.

 For more information, please visit www.jccc.edu/CarlsenCenter.


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