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6 & 7, 31. August–2. September 2018

6 & 7,
31. August–2. September 2018

Spilles: Fri 31. Aug 2018 Sat 01. Sep Sun 02. Sep

After visiting over 40 countires chinese TAO Dance Theater finally visits Norway. Time Out New York named the company as one of the 10 best in 2014.

Choreographed by Tao Dance Theater’s founder and choreographer in 2014, 6 and 7 form the first two parts of Tao Ye’s Straight Line Trilogy. These two performances further Tao’s project to “purify and distill” the human body and to search for “infinitude” – a creative path first set out in his previous set of works, the “Numerical Series”. 6 and 7 each consists of 6 and 7 dancers dressed in black and white respectively, performing on a straight line.

6 revolves around the spine to represent a return to the most primal active force “to move” as human beings. The manifold of space is slowly unwoven in the deliberate twisting and bending of the spine. A complete and holistic meaning is given to body movement as the dancers deliver each and every moving force from inside out – from the spine to the limbs and to the most minute muscles. In this process, ordinary movements of the body are condensed to the most essential motions. Designed by the famed Swedish visual artist Ellen Ruge, the streaming and interlacing lighting for 6creates a fantastically dynamic play of light and shadow.

7 features live vocals from the dancers, seeking to give voice to motion itself. The “shape of voice” that complements this performance represents inspiration and expiration, inside and outside, illusory and real. This bold removal of accompanying soundtrack from dance comes as the result of Tao Ye’s long and self-absorbed meditation on duality and on his “shape of voice” exercises.

6 and 7 are perfect presentations of minimalism. They were previously invited to be performed at venues including Dansens Hus in Stockholm, Sweden,“Novel Dance” Series in Taipei, Taiwan, OzAsia Festival in Adelaide, Australia, Sadler’s Wells in London, UK, Paris Fashion Week, Julidans Festival in Amsterdam, Netherland, Helsinki Festival in Helsinki, Finland, Tanz im August in Berlin, Germany, Bratislava in Movement in Bratislava, Slovakia, NCPA Dance Festival in Bejing, China, Theatre de la Ville in Paris, France, Cloud Gate Theater in Taipei, Maison de la Danse in Lyon, France, and Salle des fêtes du Lignon in Vernier, Switzerland.

- A heart-stopping moment of wonder and discovery

The Australian

- extraordinary and appealing

New York Times

- an outstanding new voice in interational dance

London Evening Standard

Medvirkende

6:
Choregrapher:
Dancers:
Yu Jinying, Huang Li, Ming Da, Hu Jing, Yan Yulin, Zhang Qiaoqiao
Music:
Xiao He
Lighting Design:
Ellen Ruge
Lighting Operator:
Ma Yue
Rehersal Director:
Duan Ni
Costumes:
Li Min
Tao Ye
Duan Ni
7:
Choregrapher:
Danccers:
Yu Jinying, Huang Li, Ming Da, Hu Jing, Yan Yulin, Guo Huanshuo, Jiang Yunhui
Vocal Design:
Tao Ye
Lighting Design:
Ma Yue
Tao Ye
Rehersal Director:
Duan Ni
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