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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Formosa
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Dance

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Formosa, Concept/Choreography by Lin Hwai-min

Presented by
Hancher
Tickets
ADULT: $60 | $50 | $40
COLLEGE STUDENT: $54 | $10
YOUTH: $30 | $10

This performance is a Group I event and eligible for a 20% discount when buying 5 or more Hancher season events in a single order. More about available discounts.

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 2:00 pm

Lin Hwai-min is the founder and artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. He is also a University of Iowa graduate, earning his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1971. He received his first training in modern dance while he was a UI student. After studying at the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, he founded Cloud Gate in 1973. The company blends Asian traditions with a modern sensibility to create beautiful works performed to great acclaim around the world. Formosa is inspired by the landscape and history of Taiwan while also reflecting on universal human experiences.

This tour is made possible by the grants from the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan).

Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)

 

Formosa was co-produced by The National Performing Arts Center - National Theater & Concert Hall, Republic of China (Taiwan); National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), Republic of China (Taiwan); Sadler's Wells, London, UK; Theatre de la Ville, Paris, France; Carolina Performing Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt, Wolfsburg, Germany.

   

The National Performing Arts Center - National Theater & Concert Hall; National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying); Sadler's Wells; Theatre de la Ville; Carolina Performing Arts; Movimentos Festwochen der Autostadt

 

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Alan and Liz Swanson
 

Seating map

Running time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

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Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Tawian comes to Hancher in Iowa City
Daily Iowan - Thursday, February 22, 2018
The shuffling of shoes down the dimly lit aisles of an auditorium molds feelings of excitement and perhaps a bit of claustrophobia all into four words: It’s almost show time. What wonders from the corners of the world will be on display for the audience today? Hancher has rolled up its sleeves, and from the East, presents the Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan, a dance company from across the Pacific that also has ties to the University of Iowa. “The company’s founder, Lin Hwai-min, came to the university to take part in the International Writing Program and then enrolled in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop,” said Rob Cline, the Hancher director of marketing communications. “While he was on campus, he took a dance class, and it changed his life. He graduated from the university in 1971 and founded Cloud Gate in 1973. The work the company will dance here, Formosa, is apparently his last performance-length piece of choreography. He plans to retire from Cloud Gate in 2019.”

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