Tao Dance Theater

In 6, his six dancers move in dynamic and hypnotising unison, in a shifting landscape of light created by Swedish lighting designer Ellen Ruge.

His latest work 7 continues
Tao Ye’ s fascination with pattern, precision and ritual, and is distinguished by a sound track of acoustic effects generated by the seven dancers’ own bodies.

Both 6 & 7 are accompanied by specially commissioned music from Chinese indie folk composer Xiao He

No longer distracted by the "China hype” or the lure of living abroad, TAO artists focus all time and energy on their craft. Each possesses the highest level of technical virtuosity but these dynamos are not interested in tricks or artifice. Unlike many choreography trends in China, Tao Ye eschews representational or narrative modes and is exploring form as content, investigating musical and physical interaction and experimenting with minimalism as well as layered patterns of gesture and spatial locomotion.

Tour Autumn 2014


Season 2014/2015


  • OCT 1 - 4: Theatre 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
  • ....and more in development!


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