Event Cursive
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Venue Festival Theatre, Adelaide, SA
First Date 13 February 2007
Opening Date 13 February 2007
Last Date 14 February 2007
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description In 2001 Cloud Gate's Artistic Director Lin Hwai-min explored the possibilities of Tai Chi Tao Yin, an ancient form of Chi Kung, and martial arts and created Cursive. He asked the Cloud Gate dancers to improvise by facing blown-up images of calligraphy. The dancers absorbed the energy, or Chi, of the writer and initiated the linear 'route' of ink, full of lyrical flows and strong punctuations with rich variations in energy. The exercise produced unimaginable movements, from subtle slow motions to martial arts-like attacks with powerful energy. These eventually became the movement material ...
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Dance
Secondary Genre Test Contemporary
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Contributors
Name Function Notes
Lin Hwai-min Choreographer
Resources
Text Nationality Taiwan
Production Nationality Taiwan
Further Information State Theatre Company of South Australia - this show was a special offer in their 2007 Subscriber season.
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Event Identifier 71425