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The Taipei Dance Circle



The Taipei Dance Circle was founded in 1984 by the late Liou Shaw-lu, a choreographer and recipient of the National Culture and Art Award for Dance, along with dancer Yang Wan-jung. Dance creation, performance and education promotion summed up the goals and objectives of the dance company.


In 1993, Liou tapped the concept of “breath, body and heart combined” to choreograph the unique “modern dance using baby oil.”
 From then on, the exploration of the potential of the “baby oil dance“ kept going. Every year, a new “baby oil work”  on a diversity of direction in dance development emerged; lending itself to a study of oriental modern dance aesthetics. Invitations to perform in cities like New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Melbourne and Prague, among others, were received. 

The year of 2015 sees the Taipei Dance Circle starting another 30 years. A new production titled “Lending Ear to Dance, Eye to Sound” will feature the works of three choreographers. Yu Cheng-chieh is a US-trained assistant professor at the University of California in Los Angeles. Choreographer and dancer Su Wen-chi has a thriving career on the European stage.  Mark van Tongeren is a Dutch expert in harmonics and sound. They will work closely with the company dancers Yao Kai-lei, Hsiao Lin-feng, Wang Hsien-ping and Wang Yu-chen to create improvisational choreography, keeping alive the innovative energy of the “baby oil dance”  and taking it to a new milestone.

Although the late Taipei Dance Circle founder and artistic director Liou Shaw-lu passed away in September 2014,  the dance company will carry on a commitment to create and perform dance as well as to promote the art of dance. The company will remain always active in opening up opportunities to outstanding choreographers and crossover artists in order to push Taiwan dance to stay up-to-date in the world.

*Contact Us
Tel : 02-2893-0061
Fax  :02-2893-0361
Address   : No.71, Kaiming Street, Beitou District, Taipei City,   112, Taiwan  (R.O.C.)


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