Presentation on theme: "1983 創立. Sumptuous Feasting Song “Articulations of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder were complex and meaningful; they in turn articulated fans, blossoms,"— Presentation transcript:
Sumptuous Feasting Song “Articulations of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder were complex and meaningful; they in turn articulated fans, blossoms, tassels, an umbrella—props of the choreography, which grew psychologically complex in The Jeweled Hair-pin, an almost erotic duet for an elegant woman ‘imprisoned in the deep recess of her marital chamber’ as the program notes put it, and her maid.” Boston Globe
The New York Times When Ancient Movements Cast a Timeless Spell I’ve always resisted the term spell-binding, but sometimes nothing else will do. There is nothing quite like the power of the distillation and stillness that distinguishes much Asian traditional dance.
Boston Globe “The most extraordinary visual experience was in the Song of Mutual Longing, which depicts a loyal wife’s long and arduous journey in search of her husband; her multiple movements with the umbrella ranged across the whole spectrum of human feeling.” The ritual and ceremonial art was highly involved. But it came from a culture before video games, high speed car chases, commercial and action movies. It was closer to the rhythm and patterns of nature than our lives today. And for brief spell, it restored us to an unfamiliar dimensions of our own humanity.