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.”
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.
PAUL GRABOWSKY INTRODUCES WATER STAINS ON THE WALL
AUSLAN INTRODUCTION FOR WATER STAINS ON THE WALL
WATCH WATER STAINS ON THE WALL
Dunstan Playhouse - Adelaide Festival Centre
Wed 14 Mar – Sat 17 Mar 8.30PM
Sun 18 Mar 6pm
Adult $89, Friends $76, Concession $65,
Fringe Benefits $30
For Fringe Benefits bookings, please call BASS on 131 246.
Assistive listening systems
Some background music/sounds.
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.
Photo: Liu Chen-Hsiang
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