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February 13, 2020 • 7:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Thursday, February 13 • 7:00 pm


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Pre-performance Lecture: “Lyrical Expressionism of Chinese Drumming”

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“The award-winning GuGu Drum Group from Shanghai presents a contemporary take on traditional Chinese percussion.”  – Houston Chronicle

Drummers, storytellers, and athletes – direct from Shanghai, China, the members of GuGu Drum Group delight audiences of all ages with their high-energy epic drumming, traditional movement and colorful costumes. GuGu represents a powerful lineage, dating back to the Emperors of long-ago Chinese dynasties, with a contemporary approach. Using ancient instruments from small finger cymbals to large standing drums, their spectacular performances feature vignettes based on timeless Chinese proverbs, fables, and fairy tales.

Director Yang Xiaodong and his authentic ancient drum movements as well as the actual ancient drums themselves represent a powerful lineage of drum movements dating back to the times of the Emperors of Chinese Dynasties with a contemporary approach to a moving presentation that has been featured at many outdoor festivals and arts centers throughout China.

This performance uses traditional Chinese drums and the traditional percussive vocabulary of these ancient instruments with modern percussion techniques most famous just outside of Shanghai.


Merrill Auditorium, Portland
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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A beautifully restored 1,900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and is located near many excellent restaurants.

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