Founded in 2014 and led by Taiwanese choreographer Po-Cheng Tsai, B.DANCE is now one of the emerging contemporary dance companies on the international scene. In five seasons, B.DANCE has already performed in Germany, the Czech Republic, Spain, Israel, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, China, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and France, where the company recently distinguished itself at the Avignon Festival. Several times awarded in international choreographic competitions, Po-Cheng Tsai has also choreographed for renowned dance companies such as Introdans, Tanz Luzerner Theatre, Gauthier Dance, Cloud Gate 2, Bern Tanzcompagnie and recently La Veronal.
The Taiwanese choreographer develops a unique choreographic language and style that combines traditional Asian movements, martial arts and contemporary dance. He pushes the boundaries to achieve an aesthetic that incorporates oriental mysticism and fantasy into theatrical, physical and moving plays that are accessible and inspiring to all audiences. Tsai was awarded Choreographer of the Year 2018 by the German magazine Tanz. In 2019, B.DANCE received the Mervyn Stutter "Spirit of the Fringe" Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Pieces available for touring
Then, the company will include in its repertoire the piece ALICE, created in 2021 by Po-Cheng Tsai for the Tanz Luzerner Theater. The choreographer revisits this classic of the literature, generating the combination between a strange wonderland and the Western and Eastern cultures.
Finally, the project B.OOM by B.DANCE will come back in 2022. Initiated by the company in 2016, this platform aims to strengthen cultural exchanges on the international dance scale. Within this framework, five artists from five different countries - including a dancer from the company - will be invited to present their works in Taiwan.