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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Choreography by Lin Hwai-min
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan (Wild Cursive, 2007 Next Wave) returns to BAM with Water Stains on the Wall, a metaphorically rich continuation of artistic director Lin Hwai-min choreographic exploration of the beauty and aesthetics of calligraphy. Projections of continuously shifting cloud shapes-reminiscent of flowing ink-transform a tilted white platform into a giant sheet of rice paper. All movement is at once filigreed and rooted, reflecting the virtuosity of chi kung, internal martial arts, modern dance, and meditation. The dancers seem to hover as they jump and spin, embodying the calligraphic potential of clouds, slithering snakes, and water stains on the wall.
Music by Toshio Hosokawa
Lighting Design by Lulu W.L. Lee
Costume Design by Lin Ching-ju
Projection Design by Ethan Wang
Set Design by Lin Hwai-min
Co-productions National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, R.O.C. (Taiwan), Esplanade-Theatres on the Bay, Singapore, and Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany.