February 12, 2021 update on live performances and events at the NAC.
WANG Wei-ming in Songs of the Wanderers © Photo: YU Hui-hung

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Songs of the Wanderers

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WANG Wei-ming in Songs of the Wanderers © Photo: YU Hui-hung
Dance
“Visually stunning and exquisitely performed in deliberate slow motion; the audience jumped up to offer a cheering ovation.” Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times

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.

Performance is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.

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

Artists

  • Choreography Lin Hwai-min
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