TAO Dance Theater 2012 World Tour

    TAO Dance Theater 2012 World Tour

    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.

    The Times (UK)


    The New York Times

    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.

    Tour Schedule

  • July 17 & 18, 2012: WORLD PREMIERE of “4” at the Gdansk Festival, Poland
  • July 25 & 27, 2012: Featured in New York's Lincoln Center Festival, USA
  • August 22-26, 2012: Australian Premiere presented by Sydney Opera House in “Spring Dance 2012”
  • November 22-24, 2012: Canadian Premiere at National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Canada
  • November 27-December 1, 2012: Danse Danse at Place des Arts Montreal, Canada
  • December 6-8, 2012: Hellerau Dresden, Germany

  • With additional performances and residencies including:

    8th Busan International Dance Festival (Korea); Vienna Festival, Sankt Polten FEST/SPIEL/HAUS/ Festspielhaus (Austria) and more!

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