Taiwan Season: Floating Flowers

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (contemporary, dance)

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  • Accessibility:
    Hearing not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Inspired by one of Taiwan’s most beautiful Buddhist ceremonies, Floating Flowers is a fabulously dynamic expression of body and spirit. A gorgeous tribe of eight are pushed and pulled through the swirling rhythms of a dance that reveals the tumult beneath peaceful surfaces. Po-Cheng Tsai’s work is an artful fusion of martial arts, classical ballet, folk dance and contemporary movement. Set to a propulsively cinematic score, Floating Flowers lets its cast ride waves of wild and sometimes playful motion. Dance that reaches as high as the sky as it plumbs the depths of the ocean.

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  • Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Lift from street entrance to first floor
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Fest (4/5 stars) 88 days ago

How fortunate we are, to have recourse to art in order to help process tragedy. As a child, Taiwanese choreographer Po-Cheng Tsai frequently attended the Ghost Festival with his father – a Buddhist ceremony held for luck, happiness and absolving the dead. He would write wishes on paper lanterns, releasing...

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Seeing Dance (4/5 stars) 94 days ago

Now in costume, lines of dancers break into less formal, shifting arrangements. Like lanterns on the water, the performers are always on the move. Wrists, fingers, fold and unfold like the flickering flames of candles, each painting its own pictures. The level of detail is tremendous.

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The List (4/5 stars) 95 days ago

Exhilarating dance, rooted in a Buddhist festival of lanterns...

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Edinburgh Guide (5/5 stars) 97 days ago

You enter a theatre where the dancers are warming up. It's a very casual and a very relaxed start. And then the lights dim, and the show begins. That is how 'Floating Flowers' commences. Like a tiny rivulet of rain running across a pebble before it joins a stream, which...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

As a child, Taiwanese choreographer Po-Cheng Tsai would attend the annual Ghost Festival with his father. Writing his wishes on a lantern, he would let it sail down the river, hoping they would come true. ...

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The Wee Review (5/5 stars) 100 days ago

Dance Base is offering yet another exciting, carefully-curated selection of dance this fringe, including two shows from this year’s ever-excellent Taiwan Season. The Taiwan Season never fails to deliver interesting and inspiring work, and in previous years, some of the Fringe’s best dance has been presented (Kuo-Shin Chuang Pangcah Dance Theatre’s...

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Broadway Baby (5/5 stars) 102 days ago

Floating Flowers by B. Dance is an extraordinary piece in its sheer beauty, its piercing emotion, energy and originality. Choreographed by 31-year old Po-Cheng Tsai, it will stay with you for ever.Four male and four female dancers (eight being a lucky number in Asian culture) float across the stage in...

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