by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Kaija Saariaho Liang Chun-mei Sangpuy Katatepan Mavaliyw
Lulu W.L. LEE
Chou Tung-yen and Very Mainstream Studio
Chang Hao-jan (Howell)
Formosa: the Beautiful. In the 16th century, when approaching the coast of a verdant island, the Portuguese sailors exclaimed with admiration, "Formosa,” later to be the former name of Taiwan. Inspired by the abstract beauty born from land and lore, Lin Hwai-min's new creation FORMOSA for Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan uses gesture, script and song to create a lustrous universe--a playground of love and life, mediated by tragedy, hope, and rebirth--against a backdrop projected with Chinese characters coming together and breaking down like waves to imply writing as a precarious vehicle for memories. A coproduction of National Performing Arts Center – National Theater & Concert Hall, Taiwan, R.O.C.; National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), Taiwan, R.O.C.; Sadler's Wells, London, UK; Theatre de la Ville – Paris, France; and Carolina Performing Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA; FORMOSA is already scheduled to be presented in USA, Germany, UK, France, Portugal, Russia and more in 2018 and 2019.
Lin Hwai-min／Founder and Artistic Director
LIN HWAI-MIN, the internationally renowned choreographer, has moved audiences in Taiwan and major cities of the West through his masterpieces rooted in Asian cultures yet vibrating with contemporary resonance. In 2013, he followed in the footsteps of Martha Graham and Pina Bausch to win the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Dance Festival, the "Nobel Prize of modern dance".
※Post-performance talks on 11/28(Tue.) and 11/30(Thu.)
※The age guidance for this production is 6+.
※Please note that for late comers there is only one chance for entering the auditorium after the performance begins. Please kindly follow the instructions of NTCH ushers on site.