Blending his own movement style into the bodies of TAO dancers who have long been trained in techniques of TAO Dance Theater, Cheng Tsung-lung creates dizzyingly yet orderly patterns of movement in his Multiplication, expecting a result of multiplication.
Cheng Tsung-lung's Multiplication was part of the triple-bill program EXCHANGE, which had been staged on tour across Taiwan and Mainland China in 2019 and received critical acclaims.
A dance critic so describes this work: “Where one thing multiplies another and then goes on and on, where the law of life grows.”
EXCHANGE was the last program Lin Hwai-min, the former Artistic Director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, curated before his retirement at the end of 2019. Lin invited Tao Ye, the Artistic Director of the Beijing-based TAO Dance Theater, and Cheng Tsung-lung, the current Artistic Director of Cloud Gate—to choreograph for each other's troupe and to present their works together on the stage with Lin's own work.
Lulu W.L. Lee
October 11, 2019 Kaohsiung, Taiwan