Adelaide Festival // 2 - 18 March 2012

This is an archived site. Click here to return to current site.

Left Quote
Right Quote

Water Stains On The Wall

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Australian Premiere / Exclusive to Adelaide

Republic of China (Taiwan)

“When you’re talking about Cloud Gate, magic is not too strong a word.”

Time Out

A giant sheet of traditional calligrapher’s rice paper is unfurled, brushes are drawn and ink is uncapped. With a control and articulation verging on the superhuman, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s performers bring the beauty of calligraphy to life.

One of the finest dance companies in the world, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan rises to the challenge set by lauded choreographer Lin Hwai-min, dancing on a rice paper inspired platform tilted at eight degrees.

Dancers seem to hover as they jump and spin with movement reflecting the virtuosity of chi kung, internal martial arts, contemporary dance and meditation. Inspired, Lin and dancers create an abstract work of beauty and magic that stands sublimely on its own.


Listen to audio version

PAUL GRABOWSKY INTRODUCES WATER STAINS ON THE WALL



AUSLAN INTRODUCTION FOR WATER STAINS ON THE WALL



WATCH WATER STAINS ON THE WALL



WHERE

Dunstan Playhouse - Adelaide Festival Centre

WHEN

Wed 14 Mar – Sat 17 Mar 8.30PM
Sun 18 Mar 6pm

DURATION

70 minutes

TICKETS

Adult $89, Friends $76, Concession $65,
Fringe Benefits $30

For Fringe Benefits bookings, please call BASS on 131 246.

PLANNER

ADD THIS EVENT TO MY PLANNER

Wheelchair Access Assistive Listening Systems 50% Some background music/sounds

Wheelchair access
Assistive listening systems
Some background music/sounds.

MAP

Dunstan Playhouse - Adelaide Festival Centre

View Larger Map

credits

Concept, choreography and set: Lin Hwai -min
Music: Toshio Hosokawa
Lighting design: Lulu W.L.Lee
Costume design: Lin Ching-ju
Projection design: Ethan Wang
This tour is made possible by grants from the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan; and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan).
Water Stains on the Wall is a co-production by National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center, Taiwan, R.O.C. , Esplanade —Theatres on the Bay, Singapore and Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany.


IMAGE CREDITS
Photo: Liu Chen-Hsiang
View Image

You may also enjoy...

Force Majeure takes inspiration from Christos Tsiolkas’ book ‘The Slap’ in a new work exploring contemporary attitudes to raising children.

More...

Never Did Me Any Harm

A fusion of theatre, video projection and song-cycle inspired by the writings of prisoners of conscience from around the world.

More...

Instructions For An Imaginary Man

Funny, sad, scary, weird, really stupid, endearing and repulsive; three teenage boys navigate complex waters with little success.

More...

School Dance

© 2011 Adelaide festival corporation

Web design by Image & Substance // Development by Ruciak // Art direction by Mash