Company Training Project

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

2010
$48,000

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers' company training project was a working laboratory which supported artistic director Kun-Yang Lin's continuing investigations into embodying contemplative practices that are at the core of his creative process. Dancer training in meditation and martial art practices with guest artist teachers was central to the program; many activities were also open to the public, including workshops, community dialogues, and open rehearsals. Guest teaching artists included former principal dancer of Taiwan's Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Hsu-Hui Huang; martial artist Dr. Chik Qadir Mason; mandala artist, Buddhist philosopher, and teacher Losang Samten; and puppeteer Hua Hua Zhang. The project was accompanied by a restaging of choreographer Kun-Yang Lin's dance Beyond the Bones for performances at Philadelphia's Painted Bride Art Center.