New Vision Arts Festival 18.10.2002 - 17.11.2002
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Overseas premiere
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
revisits Hong Kong with its echoing work to Moon Water
Wandering between the extremities of stillness and vibrancy, Cursive is an enlightenment which mirrors the tender and serene Moon Water.  Following the unprecedented success of its Taipei premiere in December last year and after the overseas premiere in Hong Kong, Cursive will tour to the opera houses and festivals in Europe and USA.
Cursive is a modern dance classic unfolded by the legendary Lin Hwai-min. The philosophy of Tai Chi and martial arts finds its spiritual context in Chinese calligraphy. Dancers dance like the tip of brushes with energy linear and focused, tracing the route of ink, weaving a richly shaded tapestry of lyrical movements on an unprecedented journey into the ancient art of Chinese disciplines. As the latest work of the internationally acclaimed Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Cursive is a novel theatrical dance poem that explores the art of movement.

"By any standards Lin's troupe is a fine ensemble and his choreography is both accomplished and gripping, rigorous and committed, and not a little beautiful too."

-The Times  

"No company in the world dances like Cloud Gate. It presents a distinct and mature Chinese choreographic language. The importance of this evolution in Asian dance is no less profound than the impact of Forsythe's Ballett Frankfurt on European classical ballet."

- Dance Europe  
TopSeating Plan
8-10 Nov
Fri-Sun 8:15pm
Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

$280 $220 $160 $100
Lin Hwai-min
Qu Xiao-song
  Set Design
Lin Keh-hua
  Lighting Design
Chang Tsan-tao
  Costume Design
Lin Jing-ru
Post-performance talks by Lin Hwai-min on 8 & 9 Nov (in Putonghua).

Programme duration is about 70 minutes without intermission.

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