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Monday, September 26, 2016

Save the Date: Taiwanese dancers step into the Eastside spotlight


A Taiwanese modern dance company will makes its Los Angeles debut on Saturday with a performance at Cal State L.A.’s Luckman Center  in El Sereno. Cloud Gate 2, founded by choreographer Lin Hwai-Min, is the first of three dance companies – from Australia, Taiwan and the U.S. – that will take the stage at the Luckman Center this season. Cloud Gate 2, according to a Luckman press release, has been hailed as presenting “some of the most innovative and creative contemporary dance to come out of Asia in decades.”
In March, Melbourne, Australia’s Chunky Move arrives at the Luckman with a “technology-driven and genre-defying dance performance,” and  the Robert Moses’ Kin Dance Company from San Francisco will perform on May 5.

Click on the link below for more details about the shows.

Submitted by the Luckman Center

February 18, the internationally acclaimed Taiwanese choreographer Lin Hwai-Min will bring Cloud Gate 2 to Los Angeles. Hwai-Min founded Cloud Gate 2 to foster new talent and showcase the next generation of Taiwanese dance. Lin exhibits Asian mythology, folklore, and tireless curiosity of new forms and movements. Dance Europe describes this innovative ensemble as, “a vibrant company.” Cloud Gate 2’s portfolio of work is celebrated around the world as some of the most innovative and creative contemporary dance to come out of Asia in decades. At the forefront of modern dance, Cloud Gate 2 dares to take beautiful risks that produce equally stunning outcomes.

Melbourne, Australia’s Chunky Move will take the Luckman stage March 17 to perform their latest distinct yet unpredictable brand of technology-driven and genre-defying dance performance. In Connected, the dynamic is flipped and digital technology is side stepped in favor of pure mechanics. Teaming up with Californian artist, Reuben Margolin, Chunky Move’s director and choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, animates both the body and the machine through physical connection between the dancers and Margolin’s purpose-built, kinetic sculpture. In Connected it is people – athletic and agile dancers’ bodies twisting and hurtling through space, as well as people in recognizable situations. To date, they have created a repertoire for the stage, as well as site specific, new-media, and installation works.

Robert Moses’ Kin is a critically-praised American contemporary dance company known for their artistic and choreographic innovation. Choreographer Robert Moses explores topics ranging from oral traditions in African American culture to the dark side of contemporary urban lore. Described as “elegantly hip” by the San Francisco Chronical, the diverse eleven-member company employs eclectic movement vocabulary, demanding choreography, ferocious footwork, and provocative themes. Robert Moses’ Kin is one of the most prolific and exciting new contemporary dance companies to emerge nationally in the past decade and will perform at the Luckman May 5.

TICKET INFO: Tickets for all events are on sale now and are available on Ticketmaster and via the Luckman Box Office at 323-343-6600.



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