Mainland China's first professional modern dance company. It was founded in 1992 under the auspices of the Guangdong Province Department of Culture and with Willy Tsao as artistic director. From the start the company aimed to develop its own distinctly Chinese aesthetic and its own choreographers, who have included Shen Wei, Xing Liang, Sang Ji-jia, and Liu Qi. In 2008 the company collaborated with San Franciscan choreographer Margaret Jenkins on Other Suns. Tsao, who left the post of artistic director in 1998, returned to it in 2004. The company tours widely in China and abroad and since 2004 has hosted the annual Guangdong Modern Dance Festival.
http://www.gdmdc.com Website for the Guangdong company