Since its founding in March, 2008, TAO Dance Theater has swiftly become one of the most sought-after contemporary dance companies world-wide.TAO was the first contemporary dance company from China invited to perform in Lincoln Center Festival (US) and the Sydney Opera House (AU); the second invited to perform at the American Dance Festival (ADF); and the first Chinese company invited to be artists-in-residence for ADF’s six-week festival. Sadler’s Wells (UK) has commissioned the company three consecutive years and invited the company numerous times to perform in London.
The company has already performed in more than 40 countries on five continents, including tours in the USA, UK, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Israel, Spain, Austria, Korea, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Belgium, Finland, Switzerland, France, Indonesia etc. Festivals include Sydney Opera House “Spring Dance”, London’s Dance Umbrella, Amsterdam’s Julidans, New York Fall For Dance, Canada’s National Arts Centre, Suzanne Dellal Tel Aviv Dance Days, Singapore Arts Festival, Madrid enDanza, Wiener Festwochen, Taipei Novel Dance Series, Hong Kong New Vision Arts Festival, India Attakkalari Biennale, etc. among more than 70 major festivals and venues.
TAO Dance Theater has stirred the attention of China’s fashion industry, leading to cooperation with various fashion brands, magazines and photographers. VOGUE China has featured the company three times and invited them to collaborate with renowned photographers and videographers.
In 2014, Time Out New York named TAO Dance Theater’s performances one of the “10 Best Dance Shows of 2014,” the only company on the list from Asia.
In 2015, Asian Arts Theatre in Gwangju, Korea and Sadler’s Wells are commissioning the company’s newest work, “8”.