Cloud Gate - Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Performance of "Moon Water" at UCLA's Royce Hall
Friday, October 24, 2003
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Lin Hwai-min, Artistic Director
From UCLA Live:
Founded in 1973 as the first contemporary dance company in any Chinese-speaking community and guided by Taiwan's leading dance innovator and choreographer, Lin Hwai-min, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan transforms ancient dance rituals into thrilling modern celebrations of motion.
To the Chinese, Moon Water, or Shui Yue, is reminiscent of two things. One is a Buddhish proverb: "Flowers in a mirror and moon on the water are both illusory." The other describes the ideal state of Taiji (t'ai-chi) practitioners: "Energy flows like water, while the spirit shines like the moon." This transcendent new work departs from these famous quotes in a poetic rendering of the Daoist philosophy. "Moon Water" is a study of real vs. unreal, effort vs effortlessness, yin and yang, and, in the end, a study of time.
Friday & Saturday, Oct 24 - 25 at 8 pm
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For a review of a performance of "Moon Water" in London in 2002, visit
Cost: $45, 35, 25 ($20 UCLA students)
For more information please contact
UCLA Performing Arts Tel: 310 825-2101