LEGEND LIN DANCE THEATRE
Song of Pensive Beholding (2009) Selected work documentation in photography.
Legend Lin Dance Theatre, Song of Pensive Beholding (2009). Photo Credit: CHIN, Cheng-tsai.
history of the Legend Lin Dance Theatre is very much the story of its artistic
director and choreographer Lee-Chen Lin, who founded the repertory company to
present large-scale performance works depicting the spirit and culture of her
native island Taiwan. Inspired by local religious rituals and ceremonial rites,
which celebrate the rhythms of nature and Man's place in it, the art of the
Legend Lin Dance Theatre blends an immersive visual aesthetics with
choreographies that underlie new meaning to the concept of “poetry in motion.”
The dance work is imbued with intensity, permeated of spiritual essence,
likewise evoking ancestrally the sovereignty of nature to emerge in its whole.
Lin’s silent, slow and tensional pieces are composed in form of a trilogy - tribute
to Heaven, Earth, and Man. The trilogy serves as witness to transform concerns
for local culture into a distinct visual and corporal vocabulary, which
continues to stun and enchant the audience with a meditative and majestic
elegance, belonging to the soul.
The VENICE INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE
ART WEEK shows Song of Pensive Beholding (2009), selected photographs of the series. Photographs by CHIN, Cheng-Tsai.
Courtesy of Legend Lin Dance Theatre.
Legend Lin Dance Theatre, Song of Pensive Beholding (2009). Exhibition view at the Venice International Performance Art Week (2014). Photograph by Samanta Cinquini.
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