WANG Wei-ming in Songs of the Wanderers © Photo: YU Hui-hung

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Songs of the Wanderers

2014-03-21 20:00 2014-03-22 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/5480

A masterpiece of imagination and timeless inner tranquility, this visually stunning paean to spiritual pilgrimage is a signature work of Taiwan’s leading contemporary dance company. Inspired by Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, asceticism and the quest for quietude, Lin Hwai-min transforms ancient rites into mesmerizing dance theatre. Set to soulful Georgian folk songs, startlingly beautiful images are created through a blend of Eastern and Western dance styles, the absolute focus and...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
March 21 - 22, 2014
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WANG Wei-ming in Songs of the Wanderers © Photo: YU Hui-hung
WANG Wei-ming in Songs of the Wanderers © Photo: YU Hui-hung
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Songs of the Wanderers © Photo: YU Hui-hung
LEE Ching-chun in Songs of the Wanderers © Photo: LEE Ming-hsun
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“Visually stunning and exquisitely performed in deliberate slow motion; the audience jumped up to offer a cheering ovation.”” Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times
  • ≈ 1 hour and 30 minutes · No intermission

A masterpiece of imagination and timeless inner tranquility, this visually stunning paean to spiritual pilgrimage is a signature work of Taiwan’s leading contemporary dance company. Inspired by Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, asceticism and the quest for quietude, Lin Hwai-min transforms ancient rites into mesmerizing dance theatre. Set to soulful Georgian folk songs, startlingly beautiful images are created through a blend of Eastern and Western dance styles, the absolute focus and control of the performers – and massive shimmering curtains of saffron rice.

For information on the master class with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan please click here.

video:
WANG Wei-ming in Songs of the Wanderers © Photo: YU Hui-hung
WANG Wei-ming in Songs of the Wanderers © Photo: YU Hui-hung
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in Songs of the Wanderers © Photo: YU Hui-hung
LEE Ching-chun in Songs of the Wanderers © Photo: LEE Ming-hsun
  • Choreography Lin Hwai-min
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