Formosa: the Beautiful. In the 16th century, the Portuguese sailors when approaching the coast of a verdant island, with admiration exclaimed: "Formosa!” -- “beautiful!” -- anointing the island that later would come to be known as the former name of Taiwan.
Inspired by the abstract beauty born from land and lore, Lin Hwai-min's new creation FORMOSA for Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan uses gesture, script and song to create a lustrous universe -- a playground of love and life, mediated by tragedy, hope, and rebirth -- against stunning visual backdrop projected with interlocked and overlapped Chinese characters. Devoid of specific meanings, they merge in teeming thickets to evoke a host of imagery: mountains and rivers, earthquakes and tsunamis, ancient inscriptions, a black sun. They seem to imply writing as a precarious vehicle for memories, which blur and recombine at the whim of history's wind.
Ahead of Paris, London, and Moscow; be the first to see the world premiere of FORMOSA in Taiwan.
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|Fri-Sat||November 24-25 @19:45|
|Tue-Sat||November 28-December 2@19:45|
|*Post-performance talk by choreographer Lin Hwai-min on November 28 and 30|
|National Taichung Theater Grand Theater|
|Fri||December 8 @19:30|
|Sat||December 9 @14:30|
|Kaohsiung City Cultural Center Chih-Teh Hall|
|Sat||December 16 @19:30|
|Sun||December 17 @14:30|
|Chiayi Performing Arts Center|
|Fri-Sat||December 22-23 @19:30|
|Sun||December 24 @14:30|
|*Post-performance talk by choreographer Lin Hwai-min on December 24|