( Thu., Oct. 6, 2011 - Fri., Oct. 7, 2011 )
Memorial Hall, 114 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
"Water Stains on the Wall"
"Steeped in tai chi, meditation, Chinese opera movement, modern dance and ballet, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan features a repertoire rooted in Asian myths, folklore and aesthetics with a contemporary perspective. Following their 2007 'Wild Cursive' appearance in Memorial Hall, Cloud Gate returns with 'Water Stains on the Wall' - a metaphor for the highest aesthetics in Chinese calligraphy. Accompanied by traditional Chinese instrumental music, dancers create an abstract world of beauty and magic while images of drifting clouds are projected onto a white set like flowing ink, conjuring Chinese classical landscape painting."