TAO Dance Theatre will be filling the Studio stage with sublime synchronism when Weight x3 / 2 makes its Australian premiere. The double bill defies categorization, its unique vocabulary set to the soundtrack of minimalist composer Steve Reich and a soundscape by Chinese folk-rock composer Xiao He. The hypnotic masters of minimalism have toured the world since 2008 to rave reviews and now they will now be bringing the double bill to Sydney for Spring Dance 2012.
Rafael: I had been a fan of Chinese visual arts for years; it’s been revolutionary at an international level. But I didn’t have a clue what contemporary dance from China would be like. If anything, I had the perception that it might not be very good. I was so wrong. Weight x3 / 2 is an example of when movement can say so much, and how it can communicate without the need of anything else.