a moving synthesis of man and nature, east and west, death and rebirth” ....Lin Hwai-min’s own song of the earth- The Guardian, UK
In a nutshell:
CHOREOGRAPHIC GENIUS OF LIN HWAI-MIN •
A HYMN TO THE EARTH •
ANCIENT AESTHETICS TRANSFORMED INTO A MODERN CELEBRATION
CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY Lin Hwai-min
RICE is a devotion in dance, a choreographic odyssey of the grain that has become a symbol of Asia, an astounding and elemental depiction through dance of the life cycle of rice and humankind.
Hakka folk songs and operatic arias float within an expansive panorama of Taiwan’s living, breathing rice paddies. A video backdrop engulfs the stage, while 24 extraordinary dancers become a “moving synthesis of man and nature, east and west, death and rebirth” (The Guardian).
Immersed in everything from meditation to martial arts, Qi Gong to modern dance, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Asia’s finest contemporary dance company – led by the inventive, pioneering, master choreographer Lin Hwai-min.
Come witness the might, grace and magic of this remarkable dance company in an unforgettable performance.
"The presentation may be Asian. But Lin Hwai min’s straight, steady, mostly graceful language of movements is multicultural, as is his taste of music" – Die Welt, Germany
Photographs: LIU Chen-hsiang and Gia To
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