STRAIGHT LINE TRILOGY
TAO ‘9’ AT THE NCPA
Tao’s final section of his Straight Line Trilogy, titled ‘8’, and the newest piece by Tao ‘9’ will be performing at Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts on November 3 and 4. This dance theatre is known as one of China’s leading forces in the dance world. Having performed at festivals worldwide, including Spain, Singapore, America, Korea, Malaysia, Belgium, the UK, and of course, China, Tao is most recognized for forging the collaboration of experimental music, film, and visual arts into pieces of purified dance showcasing simplicity in physicality, but complex installation.
The performance undertakes aesthetics, score, and choreographic action that shape-shift into other worlds. Tao exhibits levels of minimalism fused with aesthetic to build choreography that can only be described at times mechanic, swaying, or representative of a current.
Each individual artist in the crew possesses powerful levels of technical virtuosity that aren’t channeled to tricks but rather the exploration of form. Tao provides a beautiful platform for movement exploration.
The performances of ‘8’ and ‘9’ are sure to present themselves as an incomparable collective that will take you on an out-of-this-world journey.
“BLEU” A production devoted to the Sea - a cradle of nature, culture, and myth. Rooted in Mediterranean mythology, “BLEU” is a magical story that begins when a sea nymph accidentally drops a pearl into the deep blue sea and a sailor sets off on an adventure-packed voyage to find it and return it to her. Sumptuous visual imagery, digital media, lighting, movement, dance, and music, take everyone on a maritime odyssey. There are opportunities for participation on stage with the performers as the story unfolds. Children will become immersed in the world of “BLEU” with floating sea creatures, stormy waters, and howling winds. They will be invited to help explore and resolve problems throughout the sailor’s adventures into the deepest abyss and back up again.