TAO Dance Theater 2016 World Tour

    TAO Dance Theater 2016 World Tour

    The dance moved like a force of nature.

    Financial Times

    intense, repetitive, seriously hypnotic and completely attention-sucking… it’s both high concept and thrillingly simple, and proves Tao an outstanding new voice in international dance.

    Evening Standard ★★★★★

    About the Artistic 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.

    Tour Schedule

      April European Tour:

    • 9, 10 April: Onassis Cultural Centre Athens, Greece
    • 15, 16 April: Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
    • 21, 22 April: Dansens Hus Stockholm, Sweden
    • 25 April: Abril Dança em Coimbra, Coimbra Portugal
    • 29 April: Theatro Circo Braga, Portugal
    • May Macau Premiere:

    • 14 May: Master Class for Macau dancers
    • 15 May: Macau Arts Festival
    • September Shanghai Return:

    • 2 September: Shanghai Culture Square
    • October-November European Tour:

    • Belgrade: Belgrade International Theatre Festival
    • Germany: Staatenhaus Koln
    • UK: London Sadler's Wells
    • Spain: Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona
    • Hungary: Trafó
    • November Asia Tour:

    • 12, 13 November: National Taichung Theater
    • 16 November: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    • 26, 27 November: Asia Culture Center Theater, Gwangju, Korea

    Photos by Fan Xi and Zhang Shengbin ©TAO Dance Theater

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