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TAO Dance Theater


Grants Awarded

2014 | Dance | Hong Kong

to support travel and visa costs for members of TAO Dance Theater so that they may participate in the New Vision Arts Festival in Hong Kong in October 2014.


Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts (AsiaTOPA)

February 13, 2017 - March 6, 2017

Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts is an artistic celebration of Australia's relationship with contemporary Asia. Vital, fresh and always unpredictable, Asia TOPA offers a city-wide window onto the creative imaginations fuelling the many cultures of the region.

The Asia Triennial of Performing Arts features numerous dance works from all over the region. China’s avant-garde Tao Dance Theatre performs two pieces from Tao Ye’s Straight Line Trilogy; in Eko Supriyanto’s Balabala, women combine dance with martial arts while his Cry Jailolo is a paean to endangered nature; Javanese music duo Senyawa together with Dance­north and Lucy Guerin Inc present Attractor, a “trance-noise odyssey”; and in Dancing with Death, Thai choreographer Pichet Klunchun creates a space between life and afterlife inspired by the Phi Ta Khon ghost festival; and and the world premier of Wang Chong's "Little Emperors." Jen Shyu will have a solo recital on February 18.

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6 & 8

August 25, 2017 - August 26, 2017

TAO Dance Theatre, China’s most championed contemporary dance company which has taken Shanghai, Melbourne, London, Amsterdam and New York by storm, makes its first appearance in Malaysia with Tao 6 & 8 at George Town Festival 2017. Beijing-based acclaimed choreographer Tao Ye brings you the two of his “Straight Line Trilogy” Series, 6 and 8.

A ground breaking dance, and the last of its series, 8 has eight dancers lying on the ground, exploring the possibilities of the body movement when it is restricted to floor.

Formed in 2008 by Beijing-based choreographer Tao Ye, TAO Dance Theatre is known for its mixture of art forms, including film and visual art, creating work that has a mesmeric, trance-like quality.

August 25, 2017 (Fri): 8:30 PM
August 26, 2017 (Sat): 9:15 PM
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