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Taiwan's Cloudgate Dance Theatre
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Author:  grace [ Tue Aug 22, 2000 4:34 am ]
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olympics arts festival - jill sykes in sydney reviews Nine Songs and anticipates Moon Water:<BR> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A>

Author:  grace [ Mon Aug 28, 2000 5:35 am ]
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Choreographer Lin Hwai-min has based Moon Water on tai chi, which gives it a natural rhythm and a visible<BR>pulse from the energy of breathing that propels one action smoothly towards the next. - - - It is fascinating to observe the relationship of influences from tai chi and American modern dance, with its deep<BR>contractions and powerful centredness. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>jill sykes review for SMH of "Moon Water":<BR> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A>

Author:  grace [ Tue Aug 29, 2000 3:56 am ]
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cloudgate perform at maison de la danse, lyon, two different programmes:<P> Image <P>SONGS OF THE WANDERERS, creation for France -<BR>september 21 - 14<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Lin Hwai-Min is Asia's leading choreographer. A spiritual journey<BR> - a quest for beauty and serenity - is the subject of this first<BR> work, performed under a rain of golden rice. These superb<BR> dancers have been trained in meditation, tai chi, Chinese opera,<BR> modern dance and ballet.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>maison de la danse link to cloudgate pages: <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> <P>and MOON WATER, september 26 - 30.<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>For the Chinese, Suei Yuei ("Moonwater") is doubly evocative.<BR> Firstly of the Buddhist proverb, "Flowers seen in a mirror and the<BR> moon reflected in water are equally illusory"; and secondly of<BR> the tai chi adept's ideal of "energy flowing like water while the<BR> spirit shines like the moon". Lin Hwai-Min has drawn on these<BR> poetic sources for this new work using Bach's suites for cello.<BR><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR> <BR>

Author:  grace [ Thu Nov 02, 2000 7:28 am ]
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Image <P>Song of the Wanderers at BAM:<BR> <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The piece was inspired in part by Herman Hesse's novel "Siddhartha," and Lin Hwai-min blends theater elements with Western dance techniques in a style that is Zen-like and beautiful.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Nov 03, 2000 6:22 am ]
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In case you were wondering, yes that rice does rain down on him for the whole 80 minutes or so of the production.<BR>

Author:  Priscilla [ Sun Nov 19, 2000 12:39 am ]
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At this page -- <A HREF="" TARGET=_blank></A> -- is a color version of the "flinging" picture above.

Author:  ncgnet [ Wed Nov 26, 2003 1:36 pm ]
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From Marcia Siegel in the Boston Phoenix, a review of a NYC Cloud Gate performance:

Dancing chi
Cloud Gate’s Moon Water at BAM

NEW YORK — Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan claims many Asian and non-Asian influences in its work. The dancers study ballet and Graham-based modern dance, and there’s evidence they’ve worked with tai chi, Chinese opera, trance meditation, and even a bit of Japanese butoh in their exquisite 1998 stage tableau Moon Water, which they performed at Brooklyn Academy’s Howard Gilman Opera House last week. But the thing is, when a choreographic idea assumes major force, it supersedes whatever influences have propelled it. Lin Hwai-min, Cloud Gate’s founder/artistic director and choreographer, shouldn’t be considered any more derivative than Paul Taylor or Twyla Tharp.

Author:  Francis Timlin [ Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:23 pm ]
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In the Seattle Times, Michael Upchurch reviews the Thursday, March 6, 2014 performance at the University of Washington's Meany Hall in Seattle.

Seattle Times

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