||Mutual Of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Starring Peter Gros
Friday, November 8, 2013 | 8:00 PM
Holland Center | Kiewit Hall
Peter Gros will share his vast animal knowledge, travel experiences and timeless tales with Omaha during a performance at the Holland. Both entertaining and educational, Gros intermingles video clips of bloopers with inspirational stories highlighting issues of conservation, travel and wildlife filming—all while introducing the audience to live, exotic animals. Gros has many fascinating tales to tell from his nearly 30 years of field experience with captive wildlife. He can be seen on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom on Animal Planet, where he continues the work of the original series—one of the best-known and longest-running series on nature and the animal world.
||TAO: Phoenix Rising
Friday, March 7, 2014 | 8:00 PM
Orpheum Theater | Slosburg Hall
Athletic movements and vibrant costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in TAO: Phoenix Rising. Formed in 1993, TAO offers a young and exciting take on this traditional Japanese art form. With its whirlwind martial arts displays, pulsating rhythms and energetic choreography, there’s no wonder TAO has been seen by more than five million spectators in 400 cities worldwide. The performers move with extraordinary precision and deftly play a variety of instruments, from koto, the traditional Japanese harp, to flute and an array of drums in all shapes and sizes. From the first beat, you’ll be captivated!