Cathay Pacific Festival 2019 Dance with Cloud Gate
Tainan Art Museum turns into a big dance floor
November 30 “2019 Cathay Pacific Art Festival Dances with Cloud Gate” jumped into the hall of Tainan Art Museum Hall 2 before the show. The crowd was crowded out before the show, there are more than 1,500 people entered the museum within an hour.
There are even elementary school teachers lead students and their parents to participate in this holiday dance class with initiative ! Under the roof with fragmented type of the phoenix flower in Tainan, dance with the changes of natural light and shadow. The dancer said, “We seem like the dancing art work in the art museum!” The quiet hall of the original art museum, with the rising popularity of the dance, the generous audience in Tainan danced enthusiastically.
In order to practice the concept of “growth of trees and deep cultivation of culture,” Cathay Financial Holdings Co,Ltd. and Cloud Gate Dance Company have joined hands to enter the 24th year since 1996, so that Chinese people can enjoy the international performances of Cloud Gate Dance Company in this land. Art was promoted to all villages and towns in Taiwan, integrating aesthetics into the surroundings of life, accumulating national cultural heritage. This year’s next art director of the Cloud Gate Dance, Zheng Zonglong, specially planned a different performance from the past. The Cloud Gate dancers stepped into public venues, breaking the boundary between the stage and the audience, so that the people can get closer to the dance, to diversify and even Interact directly with dancers, to feel a totally different dance feast .
General Manager of Cathay Financial Holdings Co,Ltd, Li Changgeng said, “We are very glad to have cooperated with Cloud Gate Dance Company for so many years. This year, Cloud Gate has changed its form, from campus into the community, and bring this beautiful art to more people.
Zheng Zonglong said that the Cloud Gate went to remote school with campus community tour mode in the past, even not much student. “I discussed with the dancers. We hope that we can spread more joyful atmosphere in this land and make people feel that dance can be very close.” I hope that into the art gallery, museum, or even the county hall,let the atmosphere of these spaces will be showing up more possibilities
Dancing in a non-theatre space is a challenge for dancers.
The hard floor, without lights and scenery, has an unexpected crowd appearance, may be elderly people, or children who are crying. But Cloud Gate dancers are very willing to accept the challenge. Zheng Zonglong said, “, we will bring the happy atmosphere to more people in this year!” The weather is cold, and the dancers dance barefoot on the cold hard floor,they need to be more focused and more time to warm up. During the 70-minute performance, Zheng Zonglong choreographed choreography and creative works, adding interaction with the audience. The music includes a variety of melody such as Lin Qiang, Lin Shengxiang and Aboriginal singer Mu Niyou. The complete experience from watching to participating, abandoning the language dogma, and feeling the intimacy of dance.