Events Around the World


Performance / United States
February 12, 2016 - February 13, 2016
7:00PM The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC

In celebration of his company's 40th anniversary in 2013, Lin created Rice to honor the land that has nurtured "Asia's leading contemporary dance theatre" (The Times, London). It was inspired by the energy and resplendence of Chihshang in the East Rift Valley of Taiwan, home of "Emperor's Rice." The piece is set to the music of Hakka folk songs, the oldest among the existing Chinese dialects; operatic arias; and sounds from the fields against a video backdrop that depicts the life cycle of rice.

Grantee: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre