By: Christie Chen, Central News Agency
Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) The Cloud Gate Dance Theatre will restage its
performance “Smoke” in Taiwan beginning Friday, bringing the poetic dance production back to the country for the first time in over a decade.
Inspired by late French novelist Marcel Proust’s “In Search of Lost Time” (“Remembrance of Things Past”), the production follows a mysterious woman as she remembers the love and hate among her family members. The dance piece, however, has no linear storyline.
“The entire dance is about memory,” Cloud Gate founder and artistic director Lin Hwai-min said at a press conference in Taipei Thursday.
“What is the dance about? Everyone could have their own interpretation, but one of Pablo Neruda’s poems says, ‘Love is so short, forgetting is so long,'” Lin said, giving a poetic response to his self-raised question. [FULL STORY]