TAO Dance Theater 2014 World Tour

    TAO Dance Theater 2014 World Tour

    Tao Ye's dance works belong to the 21st Century. They amaze and provoke deeper reflection. In my dreams I can create works like these, yet at the same time I know that I am not capable.

    Lin Hwai-Min, Founder and Artistic Director of Cloud Gate Dance Theater

    Mr. Tao has an ability to draw you inside his austere, meditative world; if you go willingly, you realize that the body is a sacred place. In a way, Mr. Tao has reinvented the solo within a visceral framework of repetition and time. His insistence is palpable, and, through that, we grasp the freedom in flesh.

    Gia Kourlas, The New York Times

    About the Artist

    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 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 Associates" artist.

    2014 Tour Schedule

  • FEB 1 & 2: WORLD PREMIERE of "6: The Sami Chinese Project" Opening Performance of the 2014 European Cultural Capital at NorrlandsOperan in Umeå, Sweden
  • SWEDEN TOUR:
  • FEB 4 - Kulturens Hus, Luleå, SE
    FEB 6 - Acusticum, Piteå, SE
    FEB 9 - Dansstationen, Malmö, SE
    FEB 10 - Dansstationen, Malmö, SE
    FEB 12 - Vara Konserthus, Vara, SE
    FEB 14 - Dansens Hus, Stockholm, SE
    FEB 15 - Dansens Hus, Stockholm, SE

  • USA TOUR:
  • FEB 20-23: NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
    FEB 27, 28: Celebrity Series of Boston, part of 75th anniversary program, Citi Shubert Theatre
    RAVE REVIEWS in The New York Times and the Boston Globe

  • MARCH 28, 29: Novel Dance Series, Novel Hall, Taipei
  • "Tao Ye's dance works belong to the 21st Century. They amaze and provoke deeper reflection. In my dreams I can create works like these, yet at the same time I know that I am not capable." -- Lin Hwai-Min, Founder and Artistic Director of Cloud Gate Dance Theater and Artistic Director of Novel Dance Series

  • APRIL-MAY: BRAZIL TOUR
  • MAY 31-JUNE 3: Wiener Festwochen, Austria
  • JUNE 6, 7: Sadler's Wells, London, UK
  • Rave Reviews: Critical Dance and BachTrack: "Weighty, abstract and astounding: TAO Dance Theatre’s 4 and 5"

  • SEPTEMBER 19, 20: Adelaide Festival Centre, Australia OzAsia Festiva
  • OCT 1 - 4: Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France
  • OCT 14, 15: Singapore Esplanade da:ns Festival
  • OCT 20, 21: Sadler's Wells in association with Dance Umbrella, UK
  • OCT 31, NOV 1: New Vision Arts Festival, Hong Kong and the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Hong Kong Cultural Center
  • NOV 7: Indonesia Dance Festival, at the Jakarta Art Theatre

  • Photos by Fan Xi, Zhang Shengbin, Andreas Nilsson, Marco Feklistoff ©TAO Dance Theater

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