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Wind Shadow
On from 06 Oct 2009 till 10 Oct 2009
Barbican
by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan


About: Wind Shadow

Choreographic genius Lin Hwai-Min has created a contemporary dance work that makes shadows come alive. Joining forces with leading Chinese visual artist Cai Guo-Qiang, Wind Shadow is a study of motion created through the monochromatic palettes of black and white and the use of light and shade.

Set to a haunting soundscape, the dancers capture the intangible quality of the wind and the variable structure of shadows. Projections of Cai’s gunpowder drawings merge into silhouettes and form a moving art installation within which the dancers engage.

6 – 10 Oct
Barbican Theatre
7.45pm
80 mins / no interval
Tickets £10 – £35

The performance contains laser lighting and sound effects of fireworks

Concept and Visual Direction Cai Guo-Qiang
Choreography Lin Hwai-Min
Music Liang Chun-Mei, Jim Shum
Set Lin Keh-Hua
Lighting Chang Tsan-Tao
Videography Ethan Wang
Costume Tseng Tien-Yu

Co-commissioned by Yong Lin Foundation; National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center (Taiwan)

Part of Dance Umbrella 2009

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan is sponsored by Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan and
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation.

Photo © LIU Chen-hsiang

Book online http://www.barbican.org.uk/theatre/event-detail.asp?ID=9472

Reviews

‘Asia’s leading contemporary dance theatre.’ The Times

‘Dancers of Cloud Gate company possess a control and articulation that verge on the superhuman . . . These are performers who can make stillness every bit as eloquent as animation.’ Chicago Sun Times

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