Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan was the first contemporary dance company in any Chinese speaking community. The company are known for transforming ancient aesthetics into thrillingly original performances that draw on diverse disciplines; from chi kung and meditation to ballet and internal martial arts.
Archive :: production:T1560494330, dance or ballet:S0285460848, venue:V1984858935
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan is renowned for delivering spellbinding, spiritual performances. Here the company perform the breathtakingly beautiful Moon Water (a hit at Sadler’s Wells in 2002), in which the whole stage is flooded with water and reflections, creating a stunning on-stage work of art. Choreographer LIN Hwai-min has integrated meditation, tai-chi, martial arts and Chinese opera movement with modern dance and ballet, to develop a truly unique dance style - varying from the weighty stillness of a stone sculpture, to floating lyricism, to fierce martial-art like attack. Moon Water
is set to movements from Bach’s Suites for Solo Cello. Mirrors appear on stage, reflecting the image of the moving dancers and the patterns of the white brush strokes of the set. Water then flows onto the stage, until the floor itself becomes a huge mirror reflecting dancing bodies.