A Close Analysis of the Characteristics of Lin Hwai-min’s Dance Works
Keywords:Lin Hwai-min；Cloud Gate Dance Theatre；Choreography.
AbstractLin Hwai-min, one of the most prestigious East Asian choreographers in the world, established the first contemporary dance company in Taiwan, the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, which created a unique impression of Asian modern dance. Since his earliest dance works, unique balance is struck between literature and dance texts, mainland China and Taiwan, the East and the West, dance and humanities. This thesis begins from the perspectives of literary, eastern symbols, body language and music. It analyzes the artistic characteristics of Lin Hwai-min’s dance works, aiming to reveal the essence of choreographs.
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Choreography Video List:
Legacy. (1978) Choreographed by Lin Hwai-min.
The Dream of the Red Chamber. (1983) Choreographed by Lin Hwai-min.
Rite of Spring. (1984) Choreographed by Lin Hwai-min.
My Nostalgia, My Songs. (1986) Choreographed by Lin Hwai-min.
Nine Songs. (1993) Choreographed by Lin Hwai-min.
Songs of the Wanderers. (1994) Choreographed by Lin Hwai-min.
Portrait of the Families. (1997) Choreographed by Lin Hwai-min.
Moon Water. (1998) Choreographed by Lin Hwai-min.
Bamboo Dream. (2001) Choreographed by Lin Hwai-min.
Cursive. (2001) Choreographed by Lin Hwai-min.
Smoke. (2002) Choreographed by Lin Hwai-min.
Cursive II. (2003) Choreographed by Lin Hwai-min.
Wild Cursive. (2005) Choreographed by Lin Hwai-min.
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