Cloud gate dance theatre of taiwan
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Heralded as “the most important choreographer in Asia,” and honored in 2013 with the prestigious Samuel H. Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement, Lin Hwai-min often draws his initial inspiration from traditional Asian culture and aesthetics, but he doesn’t stop there.
With dancers trained in meditation, Qigong, internal martial arts, modern dance and ballet, his Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan transforms the ancient aesthetics into thrilling modern celebrations of motion. Dance Europe exclaims: “No company in the world dances like Cloud Gate. It presents a distinct and mature Chinese choreographic language. The importance of this evolution in Asian dance is no less profound than the impact of Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt on European classical ballet.”
Lin Hwai-min who has been Cloud Gate’s Artistic Director since founding the company in 1973 will retire from his current position at the end of 2019. Cheng Tsung-lung, who has been Artistic Director of Cloud Gate 2 will succeed him. Mr. Lin’s choreographic works will remain in the company’s repertory.
The company’s February – March, 2018 six-city U.S. tour of Lin Hwai-min’s new work FORMOSA, included engagements in Iowa City, Chicago, Chapel Hill, Fairfax, Costa Mesa and Seattle.