Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
The 45th Anniversary Gala Programme
Retrospectives of Lin Hwai-min's Works
Dance 
21-24 Feb 2019
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
The 45th Anniversary Gala Programme
Retrospectives of Lin Hwai-min's Works
Dance 
21-24 Feb 2019
Photo by LIU Chen-hsiang
Photo by LIU Chen-hsiang

Photo by Barry Lam

Photo by LIU Chen-hsiang

Photo by LIU Chen-hsiang

Photo by LIU Chen-hsiang

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
The 45th Anniversary Gala Programme
Retrospectives of Lin Hwai-min's Works
Dance 
21-24 Feb 2019
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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
The 45th Anniversary Gala Programme
Retrospectives of Lin Hwai-min's Works

For almost five decades, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s world famous founder-choreographer Lin Hwai-min has brought Asian cultures to the world's stage through spellbinding dance. In end of 2019 Lin will step down from his role as the company’s artistic director. This farewell gala highlights Cloud Gate classics that have mesmerized audiences across the globe with their unique aesthetics.
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For almost five decades, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s world famous founder-choreographer Lin Hwai-min has brought Asian cultures to the world's stage through spellbinding dance. In end of 2019 Lin will step down from his role as the company’s artistic director. This farewell gala highlights Cloud Gate classics that have mesmerized audiences across the globe with their unique aesthetics.
Lin Hwai-min: Five decades of showcasing Asia's cultures through dance

An evening retrospective programme of an Asian dance legend

“Cloud Gate affirmed the glory of beauty itself” The New York Times
“Dances like no other company in the world” Dance Europe
“A foremost innovator of dance”
The jury of the International Movimentos Dance Prize (Germany)

In the same year that saw the first HKAF, Lin Hwai-min founded Taiwan’s now world-famous Cloud Gate Dance Theatre. A choreographer, stage and lighting designer, he has been the company’s artistic driving force from the start. Among the first to bring contemporary dance to the Chinese world, he has been called "one of Asia’s heroes” by Time magazine (2005).

Drawing on traditions from both East and West, Cloud Gate is unlike any other major dance ensemble. Its performers are trained in meditation, qi gong, internal martial arts, modern dance, ballet and calligraphy. They transform ancient aesthetics into thrilling, modern celebrations of movement with a unique, Chinese perspective and sensibility. Lin will step down at the end of 2019 after almost five decades of extraordinary creativity, with honours throughout the dance world, including the coveted Samuel H Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement (2013). This special Gala programme features highlights of Cloud Gate classics by dance hero and legend, Lin Hwai-min. Lyrical and meditative, explosive and enthralling, Lin’s choreographic love letters to his homeland redefine the art of dance.


Approx 2 hrs incl one interval
Highlights from Moon Water, Bamboo Dream, Portrait of the Families, Cursive, Pine Smoke, Wind Shadow, How Can I Live On Without You, Rice and White Water
Official Website of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan Workshops

Advanced Level (For Professional Dancer)

Date: 19 Feb 2019 (Tue)
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Venue: Rehearsal Room GR2, HK Cultural Centre

Tutor: Ms. LEE Ching-chun, Associate Artistic Director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Intermediate Level

Date: 23 Feb 2019 (Sat)
Time: 12:00nn –2:00pm
Venue: Rehearsal Room GR2, HK Cultural Centre

Tutor: Ms. SU I-ping, Senior Dancer, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

* Due to limited quota, please fill in the online application form including your qualification details and dance experience for artist's reference. Successful candidates will be notified by email by 15 February 2019.

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HKAF Distinguished Cultural Leader Series (VI)
Speaker: Yeh Wen-wen, Executive Director of Cloud Gate Culture and Arts Foundation

Date: 22 Feb 2019 (Fri)
Time: 2:30 – 4:00pm
Venue: The Lounge, The Residence, Mezzanine Floor, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

In Putonghua
Introduction
Lin Hwai-min: Five decades of showcasing Asia's cultures through dance

An evening retrospective programme of an Asian dance legend

“Cloud Gate affirmed the glory of beauty itself” The New York Times
“Dances like no other company in the world” Dance Europe
“A foremost innovator of dance”
The jury of the International Movimentos Dance Prize (Germany)

In the same year that saw the first HKAF, Lin Hwai-min founded Taiwan’s now world-famous Cloud Gate Dance Theatre. A choreographer, stage and lighting designer, he has been the company’s artistic driving force from the start. Among the first to bring contemporary dance to the Chinese world, he has been called "one of Asia’s heroes” by Time magazine (2005).

Drawing on traditions from both East and West, Cloud Gate is unlike any other major dance ensemble. Its performers are trained in meditation, qi gong, internal martial arts, modern dance, ballet and calligraphy. They transform ancient aesthetics into thrilling, modern celebrations of movement with a unique, Chinese perspective and sensibility. Lin will step down at the end of 2019 after almost five decades of extraordinary creativity, with honours throughout the dance world, including the coveted Samuel H Scripps/American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement (2013). This special Gala programme features highlights of Cloud Gate classics by dance hero and legend, Lin Hwai-min. Lyrical and meditative, explosive and enthralling, Lin’s choreographic love letters to his homeland redefine the art of dance.


Approx 2 hrs incl one interval
Programmes
Highlights from Moon Water, Bamboo Dream, Portrait of the Families, Cursive, Pine Smoke, Wind Shadow, How Can I Live On Without You, Rice and White Water
Related Info
Official Website of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Plus
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan Workshops

Advanced Level (For Professional Dancer)

Date: 19 Feb 2019 (Tue)
Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Venue: Rehearsal Room GR2, HK Cultural Centre

Tutor: Ms. LEE Ching-chun, Associate Artistic Director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Intermediate Level

Date: 23 Feb 2019 (Sat)
Time: 12:00nn –2:00pm
Venue: Rehearsal Room GR2, HK Cultural Centre

Tutor: Ms. SU I-ping, Senior Dancer, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

* Due to limited quota, please fill in the online application form including your qualification details and dance experience for artist's reference. Successful candidates will be notified by email by 15 February 2019.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

HKAF Distinguished Cultural Leader Series (VI)
Speaker: Yeh Wen-wen, Executive Director of Cloud Gate Culture and Arts Foundation

Date: 22 Feb 2019 (Fri)
Time: 2:30 – 4:00pm
Venue: The Lounge, The Residence, Mezzanine Floor, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong

In Putonghua