COBU, based in New York City, was created as a Live Rhythm Performing Arts Group in 2000. Yako Miyamoto, the founder of COBU is a current member of the off broadway-hit STOMP. CBOU combines elements of the Japanese traditional Taiko drumming with rhythmic Tap dancing. The extremely positive impact of the performance has received rave reviews from The New York Times and The Chicago Sun Times and has touched audiences through major festivals in Boston and Chicago.

“Dance Like Drumming, Drum Like Dancing”

COBU’s motto is inspired by the combined sounds of New York and traditional Japanese culture. Their signature sound is created organically through acoustic instruments, rather than digital transcription. This juxtaposition of traditional modernity makes them one of the most unique and original mind-blowing troupe of our time. In 2001, COBU received “Choreography Award” by an organization Mann & Entertainment. COBU is now the spotlight of entertainment accepted not only in United States but other countries such as Japan, Europe and all across Asia.