B.DANCE

Tour calendar

July 2023

  • 01 : Taipei (TW) - ABYSS
  • 19 : Vaison-la-Romaine (FR) - ALICE
  • 21 : Vichy (FR) - ALICE
  • 25 : Sisteron (FR) - ALICE

October 2023

  • 15 : Taipei (TW) - ABYSS
  • 22 : Kaohsiung (TW) - ABYSS
  • 23 : Kaohsiung (TW) - ABYSS
  • 14 : Taipei (TW) - ABYSS

November 2023

  • 25 : Villefontaine (FR) - Floating Flowers
  • 17 : Massy (FR) - ALICE
  • 18 : Massy (FR) - ALICE
  • 21 : Compiègne (FR) - ALICE
  • 23 : Maubeuge (FR) - ALICE
  • 28 : Draguignan (FR) - ALICE

December 2023

  • 17 : Vevey (CH) - Floating Flowers
  • 01 : Martigues (FR) - ALICE
  • 02 : Martigues (FR) - ALICE
  • 07 : Brive-la-Gaillarde (FR) - ALICE
  • 08 : Brive-la-Gaillarde (FR) - ALICE
  • 09 : Brive-la-Gaillarde (FR) - ALICE
  • 12 : Morges (CH) - ALICE
  • 14 : Fribourg (CH) - ALICE
  • 19 : Sceaux (FR) - ALICE
  • 20 : Sceaux (FR) - ALICE
  • 21 : Sceaux (FR) - ALICE

January 2024

  • 09 : Aschaffenburg (DE) - Floating Flowers
  • 23 : Bonn (DE) - Floating Flowers
  • 24 : Neuss (DE) - Floating Flowers
  • 16 : Chartres (FR) - Floating Flowers
  • 11 : Lieusaint (FR) - ALICE
  • 12 : Lieusaint (FR) - ALICE
  • 14 : Noisy-le-Grand (FR) - ALICE
  • 18 : Meaux (FR) - ALICE
  • 27 : Monthey (CH) - ALICE
  • 30 : Mérignac (FR) - ALICE

February 2024

  • 03 : Lanester (FR) - Floating Flowers
  • 17 : Barcelone (ES) - Floating Flowers
  • 18 : Barcelone (ES) - Floating Flowers
  • 20 : Esch-sur-Alzette (LU) - Floating Flowers
  • 10 : Valladolid (ES) - Floating Flowers
  • 01 : Cholet (FR) - ALICE
  • 06 : Créteil (FR) - ALICE
  • 07 : Créteil (FR) - ALICE
  • 14 : Annemasse (FR) - ALICE
  • 15 : Annemasse (FR) - ALICE

B.DANCE

Artistic Director / Choreographer: Po-Cheng Tsai

​​Led by Taiwanese choreographer Po-Cheng Tsai, B.DANCE is now one of the internationally emerging contemporary dance companies. Since its creation in 2014, B.DANCE has already performed in Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, Israel, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and France, where it recently toured for two months in 2022. Several times awarded at international choreographic competitions, Po-Cheng Tsai has also choreographed for renowned dance companies such as Introdans, Tanz Luzerner Theatre, Gauthier Dance, Cloud Gate 2 and Bern Tanzcompagnie.
The Taiwanese artist develops a unique choreographic language and style that combines traditional Asian movements, martial arts and contemporary dance. He pushes back the boundaries to achieve an aesthetic that incorporates oriental mysticism and fantasy into theatrical, physical and moving pieces, which are accessible and inspiring to all audiences. Po-Cheng Tsai was awarded in 2018 Choreographer of the Year by the German magazine Tanz. In 2020, he also received the prize for choreographic revelation at the 57th French Palmarès of the Prix du Syndicat professionnel de la critique Théâtre, Musique et Danse.

Season highlights

In July, B.DANCE start its season with the European premiere of ALICE on July 19th 2023 at the Festival Vaison Danses in Vaison-la-Romaine, giving the public and professionals an opportunity to discover this new piece.

Then in October, the company will create ABYSS in Taipei, a visual and sound show that embodies Tsai’s vision of human desire as a gravitational pull from the abyss.

This will be followed by a three-month European tour, from November 2023 to February 2024, with ALICE and Floating Flowers. After its triumphant reception in 2022, the company will be delighted to return to audiences in Europe.

Finally, Po-Cheng Tsai will be guest artist at the Stadttheater Bern Bühnen to create his version of Don Quixote with the Bern Ballet, which will premiere on May 3rd 2024.

Press talks about it

“This is a great discovery of this Avignon festival, a real success of Les Hivernales. This Taiwanese choreographer, with his independent company B.Dance, will have to be followed closely.”

Jean Couturier, Danser Canal Historique

“We are experiencing the dance of the world, which has spanned the entire history of mankind. The dancers’ involvement is fascinating, on a stretched rope from the first to the last second. And when the show stops, when the storm is over, we start breathing again.”

Laurence Houot, Franceinfo

“It is a remarkable experience to watch dance at this level in the intimate space of Dance Base’s Studio 1, where every small movement can be fully appreciated, and where the dancers really have nowhere to hide. Luckily, these dancers have no need to hide.”

Robert Dow, The Wee Review

“What strikes most here, however, is the energy. At the end, the rousing applause is as much for the athleticism as the aesthetics… Po-Cheng is a force to be reckoned with.”

Kelly Apter, The Scotsman

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