PHILADELPHIA, PA: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (LIVE + VIRTUAL)
Join us April 8-9 for the heartfelt, visually impactful, highly spiritual concert with KYL/D that celebrates the power and aliveness in all of us at the beautiful Suzanne Roberts Theatre on Ave of the Arts or from the comfort of your own home via live stream.
Drawing upon Eastern philosophies while expanding the perimeter of contemporary dance, Artistic Director Kun-Yang Lin's zen-inspired practice of dance manifests in lush works of poetic sensibility that The New York Times says "create and inhabit worlds of their own." Widely acclaimed by critics and audiences throughout the United States, Asia and Mexico, KYL/D's artistry promises to “transport…us back to the beginning of humanity and the wellspring of our beings” (Backstage) and has been described as “deeply spiritual, remarkable.” (Dance Magazine).
As our world emerges from the challenges of the last two years, OceanWaves (World Premiere), reflects on this unique moment in history. The concert and the new world premiere signifies founding Artistic Director Kun-Yang Lin's 106th work and the last KYL/D concert that will feature exclusively his choreography.
The concert, Moving Reflections on the Environment and Humankind, includes three stunning works ranging from a piece created just before the pandemic, Spring 101 (2019), to a work spanning the pandemic, Fish & Girl (2019-2022), to the world premiere OceanWaves (2022).
Spring 101 is derived from a chance method of selected Baroque music infused with new meaning. Fish & Girl responds to an unfinished poem by renowned Singaporean poet Pan Cheng Lui, concerning contemporary life and climate change. The work was performed in Singapore but never had its US premiere due to the pandemic. Lin's latest ensemble work, OceanWaves, created during the pandemic, is driven from the question, “how can we work together and support one another at this particular time?”.
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