Radio Taiwan International
Asia’s most acclaimed dance group, Taiwan’s Cloudgate Dance Theater,
celebrates its 45th anniversary with a special retrospective performance.
Cloudgate Dance Theater has been presenting innovative dances rooted in Asian culture for 45 years. This year they celebrate their anniversary with a retrospective performance highlighting classic works. These include the landmark work Portrait of the Families, the first major theatrical work addressing Taiwan’s traumatic 1947 massacre. The audience will enjoy 15 highlights from 9 beautiful pieces such as Rice, Cursive, Pine Smoke and Moon Water.
Cloudgate founder and choreographer Lin Hwai-min will retire in a year. He speaks about his past works. “They have crossed different eras and express different sentiments and stories,” Lin said. “That’s what Taiwan is. There’s so much to Taiwan and this performance in some way expresses some of these facets.” [FULL STORY]