Choreography: LIN Hwai-min
A work of startling beauty
An interplay of light, shadow and wind, dominated by the colors black and white. The dancers move from the white floor and background to their shadows, or try to escape from them. Giant white banners and kites billow in the wind. Man and shadow, always inseparable companions, switch places. All the while, the action is accompanied by a constant wind. “Wind Shadow“ is the first collaboration of two renowned Chinese artists: Choreographer Lin Hwai-Min and visual artist Cai Guo-Qiang.
Choreographer Lin Hwai-Min founded the “Cloud Gate Dance Theatre” in Taipei in 1973. He studied classic Asian dance in his native Taiwan as well as Korea and Japan, and encountered modern dance in New York. Lin Hwai-Min has earned an excellent reputation in Taiwan (two-time winner of the National Art Award) and abroad with the many works he created together with his company. He is one of the great choreographers of our time.
Artist Cai Guo-Qiang was born in Quanzhou in 1957 and studied at the Shanghai Drama Institute from 1981 to 1985. He then spent several years in Japan and New York. He has experimented with gunpowder, brush painting and rice paper in creating his paintings and installations. The Guggenheim Museum in New York organized a retrospective showing of his work in 2008.
Sponsored by: Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan