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Lin Hwai-Min


Grants Awarded

2007 | Dance | Indonesia

to conduct a choreography workshop in Solo, Indonesia

2006 | Arts, General | United States

JDR 3rd Award recipient for his significant contribution to the international understanding, practice, or study of the visual or performing arts of Asia

1990 | Dance | United States

For participation in a project undertaken by Dance/USA

1978 | Dance | United States

to study dance and dance notation, and survey contemporary dance activities in new york, and to serve as a visiting artist in the American Dance Festival held at Duke University, June and July 1978.


Performance / United Kingdom

Cloud Gate 2 Triple Bill

November 21, 2016 - November 23, 2016

The sister company of internationally celebrated Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Cloud Gate 2, performs in the UK for the first time with a triple bill in the Sadler’s Wells main house from Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd November. The company presents the country’s most talented emerging dancers and choreographers. With their dance, they aim to break down cultural barriers and reach more audiences around the world.

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Grantees: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Lin Hwai-Min, Huang Yi

Performance / Taiwan

Songs of the Wanderers

November 24, 2016 - November 27, 2016

Lin Hwai-Min, director of Cloud Gate, created Songs of Wanderers back in 1994, basing it on ideas of religious practices across Asia, particularly the idea of pilgrimage in search of enlightenment.  It is regarded as a signature work for the company which encapsulates many of their particular skills and qualities – the dancers train in meditation and martial arts as well as dance. The work uses a cast of over twenty though Lin Hwai-Min seldom deploys all his forces at once, preferring a more concentrated effect. It’s an ensemble piece with few solos and all the cast have great focus and control. The women look particularly powerful and strong, never passive.

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Grantees: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Lin Hwai-Min

Cloud Gate 2: A Triple Bill

February 7, 2017 - February 8, 2017

The much-anticipated Singapore debut of Cloud Gate 2, featuring many of Taiwan’s most talented young dancers and two award-winning choreographers.

Reputed for their potent technique and polished skill, the sister company of the internationally celebrated Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, presents three riveting dance works by innovative Taiwanese choreographers Cheng Tsung-lung and Huang Yi.

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Performance / United States

FORMOSA: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre

February 25, 2018 - March 24, 2018

In the 16th century, gazing out from the decks of ships off the coast of Southern China, Portuguese sailors saw it: a great green mass, thick with mountains and trees, rising from the sea. “Formosa!” they exclaimed—“beautiful!”—anointing the verdant place that would come to be known as Taiwan.

Lin Hwai-min and his Cloud Gate Dance Theater of Taiwan take that appraisal as inspiration for their own work of abstract beauty born from land and lore.

Using gesture, script, song and other elements from the island as raw material, Lin and dancers create a lustrous, transfigured sphere in which only the universal remains— a playground of love and life, mediated by tragedy, hope, and rebirth.

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Grantees: Lin Hwai-Min, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre