By: Tai Ya-chen and Chung Yu-chen
London, Feb. 18 (CNA) Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance Theatre was named Monday as the winner of the Stef
Stefanou Award for Outstanding Company, one of the most prestigious dance honors in the United Kingdom.
The Stef Stefanou Award for Outstanding Company is one of the UK’s National Dance Awards, presented annually by the Critics’ Circle. Among those who chose the winners were dance critics with the Guardian and the Times, two of the most read news outlets in Britain.
Lin Hwai-min (林懷民), founder and artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, was also nominated for “Best Modern Choreography” for his farewell work “Formosa.”
Lin announced in 2017 that he would step down as artistic director of Cloud Gate at the end of 2019 to make room for new talent. [FULL STORY]