“TAO is emerging rapidly as a force to be reckoned with, as well as the most exciting name in modern dance.” - Time Out Beijing
Since its founding in 2008, TAO Dance Theater has taken China’s dance world by storm. The company has performed in every modern dance festival throughout China and has collaborated with leading Chinese artists across genres including theatre, experimental music, film, visual arts and installation. TAO has been featured in performances and residencies worldwide, including Singapore Arts Festival, the American Dance Festival (US), and Sadler’s Wells (UK).
No longer distracted by the “China hype”, TAO artists focus all time and energy on craft. Unlike current choreography trends in China, TAO eschews representational 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.