Since being founded in 2008, TAO Dance Theater has taken China's dance scene by storm. The company has performed at modern dance festivals around the world and collaborated with artists from every discipline in contemporary arts. Tao Ye, the artistic director of the company, is famous for his stripped-down forms in choreographies. The company’s minimalistic approach induces a feeling of connectivity, between men, nature, and its innate order. Through dance, Tao Ye and his company explore the narrative power within simplistic bodily movements. The show consists of two pieces, "9" and "10," from their renowned Numerical series.