Weight x3 & 2

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TAO Dance Theater (China)

March 20-23

About the Performance

Two incisive works by China’s emerging leaders of contemporary dance that shatter expectations. Weight x3 is a triptych of pieces concerned with stretching the boundaries of physical practice. In 2, the dancers’ bodies fold, collapse, invert and mirror each other to convey the movement (and rigidity) of language.

Suggested age: 12+

About the company

Since its inception in 2008, TAO Dance Theater has established itself as one of the most interesting contemporary dance companies in China.

The troupe has presented its work in several festivals in China and Europe, and has also collaborated with leading artists in the genres of theatre, experimental music, cinema, visual arts and installation art in China. The company’s artistic director, Tao Ye, is moving away from naturalist and figurative trends into a formal dance form.

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Extras

Series 8:08 Alternative Technique Class – New Body Techniques: Intensive Master Class

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tao Ye and his company will teach an intensive two-hour physical exploration and discovery master class. Through games to relax the body, as well as exercises to open the mind, participants will experience, first-hand, Tao Ye’s latest movement techniques.

Workshop is open to all professional and pre-professional dance artists. Artist talk to follow.

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Weight x3 & 2 – Opening Night Reception

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

World Stage goes deeper to deliver a more in-depth performance experience. We invite you to join the World Stage team for food, drinks and discussion at our opening night reception. Admission is free with the purchase of your ticket.

Weight x3 & 2 – talkshow

Thursday, March 21, 2013

World Stage is committed to providing you with live performance of unparalleled quality. Part of that commitment includes exclusive opportunities to engage with the artists and performers involved with the work. Please stay around after the performance for an informative and engaging talkshow. Admission is free with the purchase of your ticket.

2013 Chinese Contemporary Dance Aesthetics Symposium – Day 1

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Come out to a free symposium on Chinese contemporary dance aesthetics presented by Little Pear Garden Collective in association with Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage.

As part of Little Pear Garden Collective’s 20th anniversary celebration, scholars, performers and artistic directors from China, Taiwan, the United States and Canada will discuss their work, inspiration, cultural and national trends in Chinese dance. TAO Dance Theater’s artistic director, Tao Ye, will be participating in the event.

Following the symposium, workshops for professional and pre-professional dancers will be led by some of the speakers.

Click here for complete details.

2013 Chinese Contemporary Dance Aesthetics Symposium – Day 2

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Come out to a free symposium on Chinese contemporary dance aesthetics presented by Little Pear Garden Collective in association with Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage.

As part of Little Pear Garden Collective’s 20th anniversary celebration, scholars, performers and artistic directors from China, Taiwan, the United States and Canada will discuss their work, inspiration, cultural and national trends in Chinese dance. TAO Dance Theater’s artistic director, Tao Ye, will be participating in the event.

Following the symposium, workshops for professional and pre-professional dancers will be led by some of the speakers.

Click here for complete details.

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