GuGu Drum Group

This award-winning high energy drum troupe from Shanghai use ancient Chinese drums and cultural significant compositions to perform authentic movements and traditional percussive rhythms dating back to the times of the Emperors of Chinese Dynasties. Coupled with a modern expressive athleticism, and gloriously bright costumes these performers bring to life timeless Chinese proverbs, fables and fairy tales giving us insight into communication and expression through percussion as timeless as the hills they come from, reminding us all that movement and the drumbeat are our first language. No translation required.  

Yang Xiaodong, Artistic Director

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.