Oct 6, 2011 at 7:30 PM & Oct 7, 2011 at 8:00 PM
Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Raleigh & Cameron Streets, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Oct 12 ? 15, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Howard Gilman Opera House, Next Wave Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217-1486
Oct 21 & 22, 2011 at 8:00 PM
Power Center for the Performing Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
121 Fletcher Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Oct 28 - 29, 2011 at 8:00 PM
Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Dance Center of Columbia College, Chicago
205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago, IL, 60601
Nov 1, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Lila Cockrell Theatre, San Antonio
200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78201
(210) 2078500www.sahearts.comCloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
With dancers trained in chi kung, meditation and internal martial arts, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan transforms ancient aesthetics into thrilling modern celebrations of motion. The company has received high acclaims throughout the world. Among them, Cursive: A Trilogy was elected as the "best dance choreography" of 2006 by Ballet-Tanz and Theaterheute, Germany, while Moon Water topped the list of best dance events of 2003 chosen by the New York Times.
?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.?
? Dance EuropeLin Hwai - min
Artistic Director of Cloud Gate, Lin Hwai-min is heralded as? the most important choreographer in Asia? by Berliner Morgenpost. He is a recipient of John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award, New York;? Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters? from France Ministry of Culture; and Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Movimentos Dance Prize, Germany. He was celebrated by Time magazine as one of the? Asia's Heroes? in 2005.Water Stains on the Wall ( 2010 )
In this new creation, Lin Hwai-min challenges the Cloud Gate dancers who "possess a control and articulation that verge on the superhuman"(Chicago Sun Times), with the daunting task of dancing on the tilted stage with an eight-degree inclination.
Covered with white Marley, the entire set looks like a blank rice paper, onto which negative images of drifting clouds in different shades of black are projected, bringing Chinese landscape ink painting to life on stage. Accompanied by the renowned contemporary Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa's Zen-like music using traditional Asian instruments, the dancers whirl and leap on the top of the ramp with deceiving ease...
A stunning work of spellbinding beauty that is both sublime and mesmerizing.