"In the light along this journey of life, I learn how to dance. In the shadow of the journey, I learn how to make a dance."
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers presents Be/Longing: Light/Shadow, a 65 minute, multi-disciplinary world premiere. The piece is inspired in part by visual artist Lygia Pape and Anish Kapoor, the Persian poet and philosopher Rumi, the metaphor of the labyrinth and mandala as a journey to our own light, and Lin's latest movement research along the Bedog River in Indonesia. The months-long process of distilling these multicultural stimulants in the studio with the diverse team of KYL/D's dancers, and collaborating with mandala artist Tatiana Arias, master puppet artist Hua Hua Zhang, award-wining composer, Cory Neale and lighting desinger Stephen Petrilli have led to a new work that explores our light and shadows and speaks to individual and collective journey from gravity to grace.
Original Music for World Premiere
Movement Material Devised & Performed by:
Guest Artists - Hua Hua Zhang, Tatiana Aris
KYL/D Dance Artists
Kun-Yang Lin, Olive Prince, Jessica Warchal-King, Evalina Carbonell, Eiren Shuman, Liu Mo, Vuthy Ou, Rachael Hart, Brandi Ou, Brian Cordova and Wei Wei Ma
Artistic Director - Kun-Yang Lin
Executive Director - Ken Metzner