Cloud Gate Dance Theatre to perform ‘Rice’ in New York

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/15
By: Hwang Chao-ping and Lilian Wu

New York, Sept. 14 (CNA) Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance Theatre will present its work titled

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

“Rice” in New York Wednesday.

“Rice” will be the opening work of the Next Wave Festival of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAW), and will have four showings.

Joseph Melillo, executive producer of the festival, lauded the work, saying that it will be a feast for the eyes and ears of the audiences.

The New York Times also ran a piece on Cloud Gate, its creative works, and its founder, Lin Hwai-min (林懷民).

“Rice,” a work that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the group’s inauguration in 1973, was first performed in 2013 in Chishang (池上), Taitung County, an area famous for its rice, and has since won acclaim both in Taiwan and overseas.

Rice is the perennial rural image in Lin’s childhood, and his choreography displays his respect for Taiwan and for the famers of Chishang.     [FULL  STORY]

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