When I founded Cloud Gate, I didn't have any choreography training in the academy, so there were not many dance vocabulary I could try. I explored it myself and discussed various movements with the dancers. The state at this time is closer to the choreography of "Novelist's Lin Huaimin", and the works take into account the complete story, such as "The Legend of the White Snake". At that time, female dancers were relatively well-trained, but there were few boys who danced since elementary school. For example, there were two boys who graduated from the physical education department of Normal University when I was compiling "The Legend", and they couldn't lift their legs straight. I adjusted the technical level to make them competent, and kept the "tone" in the whole dance structure. work. In fact, it is very similar to the nature of writing.
Most of my late dances have no plot. However, I think, without the dance works such as "The Legend of the Dead" and "The Legend of the White Snake" that can resonate with the audience, it is impossible for Cloud Gate to establish a deep emotional connection with the society in the first few years. Huang : I also learned later that the rice grains in "Song number list of the Wanderer" need to be processed in advance to meet the performance standards, otherwise the rice tip will stab the dancers in the process of flowing down. These details are all the pre-work that the audience under the stage could not imagine. (2) Lin Huaimin, Huang Liqun / Chen Yuji_Photography Photo Credit: Chen Yuji Planning, Photography Lin : Some of our dancers will have a grain of rice out of their ears in a few years! scary. Later dancers wore earplugs to dance. Every dance has its challenges.