TAO Dance Theater 2013 World Tour

    TAO Dance Theater 2013 World Tour

    think of a jewel – small, structured, perfectly formed, but with unexpected depth and glorious complexity....attention must be paid; Tao may just emerge as China’s greatest choreographer.

    Time Out Beijing

    Uncompromising, relentlessly demanding of performer and audience, and offering to all those who dare enter, moments of exquisite beauty and fathoms of force.

    Midnight East, Israel

    About the Artist

    About Tao Ye

    Artistic Director 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: Weight x 3; 2; 4; 5; 6; 7; 8. In 2011 he was invited to co-star in the film "Blue Sky Bones" by cinematographer Christopher Doyle (Du Kefeng) and directed by rock legend Cui Jian. 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. He is a 2012-14 Sadler’s Wells "New Wave Associates" artist.

    2013 Tour Schedule

  • March 20-23, 2013: Harbourfront Centre World Stage, Toronto, Canada
  • Toronto Star: "definitely on the cutting edge"
    Harbourfront Centre Blog review: "These Inadequate Words: Katie McMillan on TAO Dance Theater"

  • MAY 26, 27, 2013: Israel Premiere at Suzanne Dellal Centre, part of "Tel Aviv Dance Festival 2013"
  • The Jerusalem Post: "Cutting-edge Chinese Choreography"

  • JULY 3 & 4, 2013: WORLD PREMIERE of "5" at Julidans Festival, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • AUG 3 & 4, 2013: China Premiere at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing

  • AUG 18-26, 2013: Choreography and development residency in Saxnas, Sweden in preparation for 2014 world premiere of "6: The Sami-Chinese Project"


  • OCT 22 & 23, 2013: Mexico Premiere at Festival Internacional Cervantino, Teatro Juarez in Guanajuato, Mexico
  • OCT 26, 2013: Teatro Angela Peralta in Mazatlan, Mexico
  • OCT 29, 2013: Auditorio Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez in Queretaro, Mexico
  • NOV 4, 2013: Teatro de la Ciudad de Mexico, in Mexico City
  • NOV 9, 2013: Colombia Premiere at 1st Bienal Internacional de Danza de Cali at Teatro Jorge Isaacs in Cali, Colombia
  • NOV 12-17, 2013: Master classes and workshops in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • NOV 20-22, 2013: Spain Premiere at XXVIII Festival Internacional Madrid en Danza at Teatros del Canal
  • "El Mundo" Review
    "El Pais" Review

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