Main Program

Motion & Image: Five Film Conversations with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre

Evolved from Western traditional dance, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre represents the humanity that lies within Taiwan's past and present portrayed through dance movement, becoming the nation's highest standard of performance art. Since the 1990s, LIN Hwai-min continues to explore the profundity of Eastern life philosophy, using the mind and body to create phenomenal visual and sound, infused with cross-cultural aesthetics inspired by voyages around Asia.


TFAI collaborates with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre for its 50th Anniversary, selecting 5 Asian films to parallel the diverse trajectories danced by Cloud Gate and to inspire conversations of dance and moving images. Cloud Gate takes the audience down memory lane with 5 masterpieces created by choreographers LIN Hwai-min and CHENG Tsung-lung. LIN's Songs of the Wanderers and Moon Water both paint serene pictures with iconic elements of the earth. Formosa is a powerful performance decoding our era of information overload with dance and written characters. CHENG transforms Taiwanese folk art into the worldly and carnivalesque 13 TONGUES while reflecting on nature with Sounding Light.


TFAI has selected Satyajit Ray's The World of Apu and contemporary works by ground-breaking directors Lee Chang-dong, Masao, Takamine Go and Tsai Ming-liang, all of whom interrogate various issues of life and art with their unique aesthetics. The program is an attempt to echo Cloud Gate's explorations of society and art over the past 5 decades, inviting the audience to a close-up of the endless possibilities brought forward by an interaction of dance and cinema.


Co-curator | YEN Hung-ya


▍Film Festival Info ▍

・Venue:Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute


▍Corresponding Flims ▍

Songs of the Wanderers × The World of Apu (Apur Sansar)
Moon Water × Poetry
Formosa × Untamagiru
Sounding Light × Your Face
13 TONGUES × Artist of Fasting


▍Ticketing ▍

  • General: NTD 220/Ticket
    - TFAI Member or Student: NTD 180/Ticket
    - Child or Senior Citizen: NTD 110/Ticket
    - Combo Tickets: NTD 300 for selecting any two films in the Main Program,
    including 1 Cloud Gate Dance Theatre film and 1 corresponding film.
    - Person with Disability:Free tickets available on request at the Info Desk.

▍Talks ▍

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