OA0952D. Approximate running OA0952D. Approximate running time 147 minutes. Region Code 0 (worldwide PAL).
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan.
The Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s style is an amalgamation of western contemporary dance technique with eastern martial arts and Tai Chi. The choreographer Lin Hwai-min’s inspiration for Cursive II is the aesthetics of Chinese calligraphy written with a broad brush, finding a similarity between the bodies of his dancers and the Chinese letters – the initial energy and fluidity, as he explains in the documentary introducing the work, Dragon Flying and Phoenix. The work, directed by Ross MacGibbon, has a flowing, lyrical quality of movement, enhanced by fluid camera work. The DVD also contains a second documentary Floating on the Ground, a portrait of Lin Hwai-min and the company.