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TAO Dance Theatre

Weight x 3 | 5
17 - 18 August 2015

TAO Dance Theatre has taken the dance world by storm. Choreographer and founder Tao Ye’s ritualistic aesthetic combines with the rigor and exploration of contemporary expression to create hypnotic and mesmerising works that represent the cutting edge of creativity.

Weight x 3 is a triptych set to the unmistakable pulsating rhythms of minimalist composer Steve Reich, in which both the music and the dancers seem caught in never-evening loops and repetitions. It features two duets – the dancers moving in near perfect unison, reflecting the music’s shifting patterns – and a skilful solo in which a female dancer twirls and manipulates a long staff with amazing speed and dexterity.

5 is part of Tao Ye’s numbered series of minimalist experiments that explore the potential of the human body as a purely visual form, freed from the constraints of representation or narrative. Accompanied by the music of Chinese Indie-folk-rock composer Xiao He, five dancers touch each other; never separating, moving in an indistinguishable mass.

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  • Running time: 
    1 hour and 30 minutes approximately



TAO Dance Theatre

Tao Ye Choreographer
Steve Reich Music
Xiao He Music


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TAO Dance Theatre | Herald Scotland review

August 18th 2015

choreography that burrows into your imagination ★★★★

Read the full review here (Herald Scotland)

Review by: 

Mary Brennan
Herald Scotland

TAO Dance Theatre | Guardian review

August 18th 2015

abstract moves evoke a hallucinogenic universe ★★★★

Read the full review here (The Guardian)

Review by: 

Alice Bain
The Guardian

TAO Dance Theatre | Scotsman review

August 19th 2015

fuel for the imagination ★★★★

Read the full review here (WOW247)

Review by: 

Kelly Apter
The Scotsman

Photo: Fan Xi

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


Grand circle: £32 £25 £17 £10 (RV)
Stalls: £32 £25 £17 £10 (RV)
Stalls boxes: £25
Upper circle: £25 £22 £17 £10 (RV)

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% off
Students: 50% off
Young Scot card holders: 50% off
Senior citizens: 50% off
Unemployed: 50% off
Equity card holders: 50% off
MU card holders: 50% off