About this Recording

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Choreograpy by LIN-HWAI-MIN

Including 25 min. documentary

Music by Arvo Part - Fratres / Tabula Rasa / Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Performed by:
Gidon Kremer, Keith Jarret, Staatsorchester Stuttgart / Tennis Russel Davis, The 12 Cellists of the BPO, Tatjana Gridenko, Alfred Schnittke, Lihuanian Chamber Music Orchestra / Saulus Sondeckis, Kremerata Baltica, Huan Sheng-Kai

Set Design: AUSTIN WANG, Costume Design: CHEN WAN-LI, Executive Producer: SWANTJE EHRENTREICH, Producer: BERNHARD FLEISCHER, Directed for DVD by: ROSS MacGIBBON

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9
Running Time: 63 min. (performance), 25 min. (documentary)
Region Code: 1 - 5, 7, 8

Menu languages: PAL - GB, D, F, SP / NTSC - GB, F, SP, JP Subtitle languages: PAL - GB (German Sequences), D, F, SP / NTSC - GB, F, SP, JP EAN-Code: PAL - 4 006680 10378 5 / NTSC - 8 07280 03799 9 Cat.-No.: PAL - 100 378 / NTSC - 100 379

In the choreography of the artistic Director Lin Hwai-Min, age-old beliefs and stories are brought into contemporary and universal perspective taking its inspiration from the Bamboo which is seen in China as a symbol of integrity and epitomising elegance.

A fascinating series of scenes follow the course of the seasons: Morning Mist, Spring Breeze, Summer Heat, Autumn Path, When Rain Stops, At Midnight and Snow. There are solos, duets, trios and stunning examples of the ensemble-work

It is performed to a combination of some of the most well-known pieces by the Estonian composer Arvo Part and melodies improvised by Chinese flute player Huang Sheng-kai

Described by The Times as "Asia's leading contemporary dance theatre", Cloud Gate's repertoire has its roots in the myths, folklore and aesthetics of the East.
The company has been acclaimed as "Asia's leading contemporary dance theatre" (The Times, London); "One of the finest dance companies in the world" (The Globe and Mail, Toronto); and the "Best of the Best" (Sydney Morning Herald).

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