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100379 - CLOUD GATE DANCE THEATER OF TAIWAN: Bamboo Dream (NTSC)
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
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
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.
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