Chi Udaka
Seymour Centre in association with Sydney Festival present

Chi Udaka

Featuring TaikOz and Lingalayam

16 - 18 January

An inspirational fusion of taiko drumming and Indian dance.


The powerful drumming of TaikOz merges with the intricate classical Indian dance movements of Lingalayam. The vocabulary of both companies is steeped in history and tradition and they now come together with their respective Japanese and Indian practices to break new ground.

Inspired by the forces of nature, Chi Udaka is a meeting of the deep earthiness of taiko drumming (Chi – earth) and the flowing sensuality of dance (Udaka – water). At turns delicate and dramatic, it unites the taiko drums of TaikOz, the shakuhachi flute of Riley Lee, cello and classical Indian vocals with Lingalayam’s blend of Bharatha Natyam and Kuchipudi dance forms.

A dynamic, cross-cultural partnership, Chi Udaka has its world premiere at the Seymour Centre.