TAO Dance Theater 2012 World Tour
After the resounding success of the 2011 World Tour, TAO Dance Theater’s 2012 World Tour brings them to ten countries on four continents, including the world premiere of "4".
From 2009-2016, Ping Pong developed and produced all of TAO's international touring and projects, including all tour and production management, as well as for numerous domestic projects and performances. Ping Pong secured all commissioning support from China and abroad for the co-commissioned works 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
It is easy to see why the choreographer and co-founder Tao Ye has captured attention as a radical new presence on the country’s burgeoning contemporary dance scene.
About the Artist
About Tao Ye
Artistic Director Tao Ye Tao Ye is a graduate of the Chongqing Dance School in Chongqing, China. After dancing with the Shanghai Army Song & Dance Ensemble, he joined Shanghai Jin Xing Dance Theater, and later moved to Beijing to join the Beijing Modern Dance Company (BMDC).
In March 2008, at only 22 years old, he founded TAO Dance Theater. Main works include his number series Weight x 3; 2; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8. In 2012 leading Asian style magazine Men's UNO awarded Tao Ye the 2012 Elegance Award, recognizing leaders in China’s culture and entertainment field. In 2013, The Beijing News awarded him the 2013 Innovator Award for Dance, and the 2015 Emerging Artist Award. In 2013 The Beijing News awarded him the 2013 Innovator Award for Dance. He is a 2012-14 Sadler’s Wells "New Wave Associate" artist.
With additional performances and residencies including:
8th Busan International Dance Festival (Korea); Vienna Festival, Sankt Polten FEST/SPIEL/HAUS/ Festspielhaus (Austria) and more!