Nov 22, 2017 Culture Comments Off on Cloud Gate Dance Theater founder announces upcoming retirement
The founder of Cloud Gate Dance Theater, Lin Hwai-min, announced on Wednesday that he will retire in 2019 as Artistic Director.
Lin made the announcement just before the 45th anniversary of the world-famous dance theater's founding. Cloud Gate 2's Artistic Director Tseng Chung-long will take Lin's place in 2020 while Lin will stay on as chairman of the Cloud Gate Association.
Lin's 90th work, Formosa, will premiere on Friday at the National Theater Hall. Lin is 70 years old and founded the Cloud Gate Dance Theater in 1973. Cloud Gate is Taiwan's first professional dance group and the first modern Chinese dance group. Lin created a unique style of modern dance combining elements of western and eastern cultures. He is widely considered Asia's most prominent and influential choreographer.
Lin learned choreography on his own, and his unique modern Chinese dance style has been highly acclaimed on world stages and in media across the globe. Lin will share more about his thoughts on retiring during a press conference Thursday.
Source: Radio Taiwan International
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