Date: November 27, 2015
The 71-year-old legendary dancer-cum-choreographer Liao Mo-shi is returning to
the stage in a performance Nov. 28 at Tainan Municipal Cultural Center in southern Taiwan.
Born in 1944, Liao choreographed her first dance at age 13 and created 400-plus works in genres such as ballet, modern and jazz during her 42-year career. Osteoarthritis forced her to walk away from the spotlight in 1999.
“While teaching my students over the past years, I felt like my enthusiasm for dance was ignited again,” Liao said. “The call was so strong that I decided to follow in the footsteps of my mentor Tsai Jui-yueh and Martha Graham.” Tsai was a contemporary dance trailblazer in Taiwan while Graham was a U.S. master who continued dancing until the age of 78.
Well-known for experiments that bring together elements of literature, music and fine art, Liao also incorporates local cultural aspects into her choreography. [FULL STORY]