When you’re talking about Cloud Gate, magic is not too strong a word.
Lin Hwai-min, a writer-turned internationally esteemed choreographer, often draws inspiration from Asian cultures and aesthetics to create contemporary resonance. In 1973, he founded Cloud Gate with dancers who had since been praised to “possess a control and articulation that verge on the superhuman” and “have the power to change your metabolism (Chicago Sun-Times).
Acclaimed as “one of the greats of the 20th century” (South China Morning Post), Lin has received numerous prestigious awards and honors at home and abroad, including Samuel H. Scripps /American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement; the John D. Rockefeller Award, New York; the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters, France, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Movimentos Festival, Germany. He has also been celebrated by Time magazine as one of Asia's Heroes.
After leading Cloud Gate for 45 glorious years and making it one of the finest dance companies in the world, Lin Hwin-min announced to retire from the artistic directorship of Cloud Gate at the end of 2019.
This season, Cloud Gate specially presents 45th Anniversary Gala Program, featuring a retrospective highlight of his classic works that had mesmerized audiences worldwide.
Portrait of the Families
The first major theatrical work addressing and tackling Taiwan's traumatic 1947 massacre and acclaimed by Frankfurter Allgemeine
Zeitung as “An Aesthetic Declaration of Independence.”
A pinnacle of fusing Tai Chi Tao Yin and Bach's Suite for Solo Cello that was chosen as “Best Dance of 2003” by The New York Times.
Cursive and Pine Smoke
Two poetic renderings that celebrate the elegance of calligraphy and the power of emptiness and voted as “Best Theater Production 2006” by European critics.
An eye-filling and though-provoking piece about the life cycle which has been raved around the world and hailed by The Guardian as “Lin Hwai-min's own song of the earth.”
Don't miss this rare chance to see the essence of Cloud Gate's legendary power and beauty all-in-one. Grab your tickets now!
- App. 120 minutes, including an intermission.
- Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance. Kindly follow the instructions of the staff.
- Suggested for ages 6+