About the Show/Event
Information for Tao Dance Theater - 4 & 9 at The Lilian Baylis Theatre, Inner London (Dance or ballet). Since its founding in 2008, TAO Dance Theater has taken China's dance world by storm. Having collaborated with leading Chinese artists across genres including theatre, music, film, visual art and installation, TAO has performed across the world, from New York's Lincoln Center to the Sydney Opera House, and undertakes a continuous role in dance education in their homeland. Master of minimalist movement Tao Ye founded TAO in 2008. Now famous for their stripped-down forms, the company brings two pieces from its Numerical Series, both featuring music from Tao's regular collaborator, the avant-garde composer Xiao He. In 4, a quartet move together in perfectly coordinated formation, without ever touching, as if drawn by a magnetic wave. Tao's latest work, 9, signifies a departure from the previous seven works in the series. A significant number in Chinese culture, representing a cycle of hardship and renewal, nine dancers hide connections within chaos.
Approximate runtime 70minutes (including any interval).
Age Advisory: 12+