Lin Lee-Chen’s perseverance was instrumental in putting her native island on the international dance map. Legend Lin’s practice blends elements of religious rituals, traditional Taiwanese rites, and a more meditative vision. In these choreographic “ceremonies”, humans commune with nature and heaven in time with the seasons. The Eternal Tides is a journey through lives with their joys and sorrows, a voyage where each of us has to find our own way. Like the earlier Song of Pensive Beholding, the piece carries a strong environmental theme. Balanced and harmonious, performed by large ensembles of remarkable dancers, the work is intimate and moving. The miracle of a language that is both universal and highly codified? No doubt. With this offering to nature, Legend Lin turns the stage into a limitless horizon.
© Chin Cheng-Tsa
Born in Taiwan in 1950, LIN Lee-Chen is a graduate of the Department of Dance at Chinese Culture University. LIN attracted attention among the artistic circle already during the 1970s as a dance teacher and choreographer at Chang-An Girls’ Junior High School, where her dance productions - some involving as many as hundred performers - garnered national awards for five consecutive years and had an enormous influence on dance and theater...Read more about Lin Lee-Chen
The history of Legend Lin Dance Theatre is very much the story of its artistic director and choreographer Lin Lee-Chen. She founded the repertory company for the purpose of presenting large-scale performance works that reflect the spirit and culture of her native Taiwan. Inspired by local religious rituals and ceremonial rites celebrating the rhythms of nature and our place in it, the artistry of the Legend Lin Dance Theatre blends a...Read more about Legend Lin Dance Theatre
Artistic Director, Choreographer Lin Lee-Chen.
Producer Chen Nien-Chou.
Visual Concept Lin Lee-Chen.
Lighting Design, Technical Director Cheng Kuo-Yang.
Costume Design Wang Jia-Hui.
Stage Manager Cheng Tzu-Wei.
Singer Hsu Ching-Chwen.
Drum Ho Yi-Ming、Hsiao Ying.
Rehearsal Master Tsay Bi-Jue.
Associate Rehearsal Master Cheng Chieh-Wen.
Principal Female Dancers Wu Ming-Ching, Wang Chien-Yi.
Female Dancers Tsay Bi-Jue、Feng Kai-Lun, Chen Yi-Wen, Chen Yi-Yi, Chan Hui-Fang, Cheng Yu-Shu, Wu Pei-Chien.
Principal Male Dancers Cheng Chieh-Wen, Chen Chi-Shun.
Male Dancers Ping Yen-Ning, Huang Yao-Ting, Chen Hung-Chi, Guo Ding-Wei, Lin Kun-Yu, Wang Wei-Fan.
Commissioned by National Performing Arts Center – National Theater & Concert Hall, Taiwan, R.O.C.