Cursive II

Cursive II

Cloud Gate Dance Theater

Unknown - 2006
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Cursive II had its international premiere at the opening of the Melbourne International Arts Festival. After studying Chinese calligraphy masterpieces, Lin Hwai-min found, despite the differences in styles, all the brush works share one common element: the focused energy with which the calligraphers "danced" during writing. Chinese believe there are five shades of black ink. Cursive II explores the lighter shades in a meditative mood, evoking the serene quality of porcelain from the Sung Dynasty. A work of delicate lyricism, it celebrates the elegance of calligraphy and the power of emptiness. A white floor and white backdrop create a stage that resembles a huge sheet of rice paper. As the dance unfolds, the color on the backdrop gradually evolves from shining white to different shades of brown. For the choice of sound-scape, Lin Hwai-min uses John Cage's works. Simple and pure string music engages in a beautiful dialogue with movements developed from Eastern age-old traditional body d
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , Tendu TV, Inc., , [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 5 min., 46 sec.)) : sound, color
Additional Contributors: Tendu TV, Inc
Films Media Group
Alternative Title: Cloud Gate Dance Theater


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