Cloud Gate Dance Theatre: Nine songs
Phenomenally acclaimed both at home and on their international tours, Cloud Gate was the first contemporary dance company in any Chinese speaking community. Directed by the celebrated choreographer Lin Hwai-min , they are known for transforming ancient aesthetics into thrillingly original performances that draw on diverse disciplines , and for their visually spectacular sets. Based on a series of classical Chinese poems by Qu Yuan, Nine Songs draws on ancient imagery and sensibilities to create a thoroughly contemporary piece, in which distant and recent pasts collide. Received to great acclaim across the globe, the dance reflectsthe cycles of nature, echoing the rich verses found in the original poetic text.