Lin Hwai-min & Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Cursive II is a sequel to the magnificent Cursive of 2001, both works of the celebrated Taiwanese dancer and choreographer Lin Hwai-min. Lin has surprised many by using John Cage’s compositions for the soundscape. Simple and pure string music from the Western avant-garde master – himself also a student of Zen Buddhism – engages in a beautiful dialogue with movements developed from Eastern age-old traditional body disciplines. This performance of the ensemble Cloudgate Dance Theater of Taiwan translates the lighter nuances of Chinese calligraphy into stunning dance interpretations, recorded at the Cloudgate Dance Theatre in Geneva in autumn 2005.