Contemporary dance company TAO Dance Theater was founded by Tao Ye, Duan Ni and Wang Hao in 2008. Since its establishment, TAO Dance Theater has toured in more than forty countries and over a hundred arts festivals, attracting attention and receiving high acclaim from all over the world. The best touring record of the company reached 42 performances at 21 arts festivals in 25 cities of 12 countries in one year. It has become one of the most eye-catching contemporary dance companies in the world.
TAO Dance Theater was the first contemporary dance company from China invited to perform in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (US), Edinburgh International Festival (UK), Sydney Opera House (AU) and the Theatre de la Ville in Paris (France), also the first Chinese company invited to be artists-in-residence for ADF's six week festival.
A stage photo of "9" (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
Over the last twelve years, the theater's "Numerical Series" works have carried out diversified exploration and cooperation with its simple creative concept. The company’s work "9" was co-commissioned by Asia TOPA & Arts Centre Melbourne, Sadler's Wells, Theatre de la Ville – Paris / La Villette-Paris, Shanghai International Dance Center Theater and National Taichung Theater in 2017.
TAO Dance Theater's latest work "10" is going to perform its world premiere on August 22nd at the Guangzhou Opera House, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. "10" is choreographed by Tao Ye with inspiration from the pandemic. Tao hopes to express the wish that the pandemic will end soon via this dance.
A stage photo of "10" (Photo provided to Newsgd.com)
Time: 7:30pm, Saturday & Sunday, August 22nd and 23rd , 2020
Venue: Opera Hall, Guangzhou Opera House
Tickets: RMB 80, 180, 280, 380, 480, 580
Add.: No.1 Zhujiang Xilu, Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Nearest metro station: Zhujiang New Town, Line 3 or 5 (use GT Plaza exit)
* Children under 1.2 meters are not allowed to attend.