Dadadadan Tenko, founded in 1987, has its home base in Osaka, Japan. Music, dance and theatre are the key points of Tenko performances. The musicians play the taiko, the samisen, the Japanese flute and other instruments with seemingly playful ease and they perform humorist musical acts in a virtuous way. But behind that “playfulness” lies their discipline; they train daily to improve their physical strength and practise rhythmics and expression.
With thunderous percussion Tenko creates a visual and musical spectacle fusing the traditional and modern music and culture of Japan sublimely. It is this versatile mix of musical and theatrical expression which distinguishes Tenko from other percussion groups and with which they fill theatre halls worldwide. Tenko has toured eight times in the Netherlands and Belgium in recent years. In addition they have performed in Armenia, Australia, Egypt, France , Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Korea, Lebanon, Poland, Russia, Syria, Thailand and Vietnam.