8 and 9 November - Theater Bellevue
The newest work of TAO Dance Theater, 2, is a duet performed by Artistic Director and company founder Tao Ye and dancer Duan Ni. The music is composed on the natural, spoken rhythms of the dancers. With the highest level of technical virtuosity, these dancers challenge all previous conceptions of modern dance.
The resulting performance is both hypnotic and thought provoking as minimalistic movements develop into virtuosic patterns to express the abstract idea of two souls in conversation.
TAO Dance Theater, founded in 2008, has performed in every modern dance festival throughout China and collaborated with leading Chinese artists across genres. In 2010 Tao Ye gave an impressive performance of Weight x 3 at Theater Frascati, during his first appearance in the Netherlands.
2 is a co-production of the Singapore Arts Festival, NorrlandsOperan and Dansmakers Amsterdam. World premiere June 2011 at the Singapore Arts Festival, in addition it was also performed at the American Dance Festival, M.A.D.E. festival in Sweden and will also be performed at Sadler’s Wells, London and DanceXchange, Birmingham
Choreography and performance: Tao Ye and Duan Ni
Music: Xiao He
Lighting: Wang Peng
Costumes: Li Min
Photo: Matthew G. Johnson
International Development / Manager: Ping Pong Productions / Alison M. Friedman