Part of the 2011 Next Wave Festival
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan (Wild Cursive, 2007 Next Wave) returns to BAM with Water Stains on the Wall, a metaphorically rich continuation of artistic director Lin Hwai-min’s choreographic exploration of the beauty and aesthetics of calligraphy. Projections of continuously shifting cloud shapes—reminiscent of flowing ink—transform a tilted white platform into a giant sheet of rice paper. All movement is at once filigreed and rooted, reflecting the virtuosity of chi kung, internal martial arts, modern dance, and meditation. The dancers seem to hover as they jump and spin, embodying the calligraphic potential of clouds, slithering snakes, and water stains on the wall.
When: Oct 12—15, 2011 at 7:30pm
Where: Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Run time: 1hr 10min
Season tickets start at $14
Full price tickets start at $20
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