TAO Dance Theater 2015 World Tour

    TAO Dance Theater 2015 World Tour

    a rigour approaching the sacred.

    Broadwayworld.com

    Mind-pummelling visual rigour combined with faultless execution.

    The Guardian

    About the Director

    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.

    2015 Tour Schedule

    • February 6: Attakkalari India Biennale Bangalore, India with "4" & "5"
    • May 6: New Baltic Dance Festival Vilnius, Lithuania with "4" & "5"
    • July 8,9: Julidans Amsterdam, The Netherlands (25th Anniversary Season!) with "6" & "7"
    • August 6, 7, 8: Arts Centre Melbourne: SUPERSENSE: Festival of the Ecstatic Australia with "4" & "5"
    • August 17, 18: Edinburgh International Festival Scotland with "Weight x 3" & "5"
    • August 21, 23: Helsinki Festival Finland with "4" & "5" and "6" & "7"
    • August 26, 27: Tanz im August Berlin, Germany with "6" & "7"
    • August 30: Tallinn Saal Biennaal Performance and Workshop Estonia with "4" & "5"
    • Sept 2, 3: La Bâtie-Festival de Genève Switzerland with "4" & "5"
    • October 4: Bratislava in Movement Slovakia with "6" & "7"
    • October 16, 17, 18: Ringling International Arts Festival Sarasota FL, USA with "Weight x 3"
    • October 23, 24: Shanghai International Arts Festival China with World Premiere of "8"
    • October 29, 30, 31: National Centre for the Performing Arts China with "2", "Weight x 3", "4", "5", "6", "7"!
    • November 11, 12, 13, 14: Théâtre de la Ville Paris, Francewith "6" & "7"
    • November 19, 20: Salle des fêtes du Lignon, Vernier, Switzerland
    • November 23, 24: La Comète, Châlons-en-Champagne, France

    Photos by Fan Xi and Zhang Shengbin ©TAO Dance Theater

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