This performance will be postponed in the coming weeks from it's original date in December 2020. We will update this page as soon as a date is confirmed. To learn more about our scheduling and phased on-sale approach for the 2020–21 season, visit our frequently asked questions page.
One of Asia’s foremost contemporary dance companies, Cloud Gate was founded in 1973 by choreographer Lin Hwai-min. The company, named after the oldest known dance in China, combines martial arts, Qi Gong, modern dance, and classical ballet. Lin retired in 2019, handing the reins to choreographer Cheng Tsung-lung for his inaugural season as artistic director in 2020.
In 13 Tongues, Cheng Tsung-lung transforms his childhood memories of the streets of Bangka into a fantastical, dreamlike world, fusing ancient superstitions, religious rites, and modern Taipei culture. Dust springs from the sadness in Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110 in C minor, a requiem to human fragility and transience, conveying the energy of the street and resounding echoes of human history.
This tour is made possible in part by the grants from the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan).