Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwanat Winspear Opera House
Together with the TITAS, we present a visually stunning and thought-provoking dance, Rice, by the internationally celebrated choreographer, Lin Hwai-min. The formidable Cloud Gate dancers, trained in Qi Gong and internal martial arts, enact a human drama parallel to the life cycle of rice. The inspiration for Rice came from the landscape and story of Chihshang in the East Rift Valley of Taiwan. A cinematographer spent two years on location capturing the cultivation of rice: flooding, sprouting, harvesting and burning. Choreographer Lin Hwai-min has created exuberant yet powerful movements woven through Soil, Sunlight, Wind, Water and Fire, telling the story of the land. Visually stunning, with awe-inspiring choreography, Cloud Gate is a remarkable and unforgettable performance experience.