Choreography before KYL/D

 

"Kun-Yang Lin's choreography is a true expression of his personality, full of rich, delicate feeling and unique vision." -- Times Weekly, March 1992

 

"Kun-Yang Lin offered a unique look into the combined qualities of eastern and western dance in his choreography." - Wendy Arnell Brophy, The Martha's Vineyard Times, May 1996

 

Guanyin - "...Standout, fierce, supple..." - Miriam Seidel, The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 1997

 

"Kun-Yang Lin is a young Taiwanese choreographer with strong American modern dance roots. (His) New York debut at the Cunningham studio were notable for their craft and sturdy spirituality." - Jennifer Dunning, June 1997

 

Kylin's Garden - "a spare, mysterious solo, slight but implacable looking. Mr. Lin's torso seemed to sprout limbs that suggested flight." - Jennifer Dunning, June 1997

 

Run Silent, Run deep... - "a wrestling match between two men who were both mortal and angelic." - Jennifer Dunning, June 1997

 

"An evening of works of Kun-Yang Lin... Lin is an interesting talent worth watching." - This Month of Stage, April 1997

 

"...highly personal theme... incorporation of his Taiwanese dance heritage." - Attitude, winter 1997/1998

 

Moon Dance - "In complete darkness the rapid pounding of feet is heard. When the lights go up we see Mr. Lin as a priest or acolyte of an ancient culture, in alternating movement of turbulence and lyricism, performing a dance in supplication to a heavenly body. Some gestures brought reminiscences of Oriental and Balinese forms, as well as of contemporary dance." - Jennie Schulman, Back Stage, Sept. 1997

 

Moon Dance - "a coruscating solo... Mr. Lin is a master of form and balance." - Jennie Schulman, Back Stage, Sept. 1997

 

An evening of works of Kun-Yang Lin - "Kun-Yang Lin's brilliant work fertilizes the Taiwan's modern dance, which has been waiting for an evolution for a long time. The Yin and Yang balanced perfectly in Lin's work that brings a whole new vision to us." - Taiwan Ming -Shen Daily News, Jan. 1998

 

"Inventive and incisive choreography." - Taiwan Ming -Shen Daily News, Jan. 1998

 

Male & Female - "Powerful, daring, a smash hit... it breaks the cultural and gender barriers." - Chen-Zen Hong, Performing Arts Review, March, 1998

 

Moon Dance - "It's glamorous, ecstatic and sensual." - Chen-Zen Hong, Performing Arts Review, March, 1998

 

"Lin's dance is unique... in every way unforgettable." - World Journal, August 19, 1999

 

From his "spirit and sense of mission... the world of dance will be forever enriched. Fabulous... darling!!!" - Christopher Cook, Vice Magazine, Nov. 1998

 

Aperitif - "fresh and stimulant, lively and bounding energy." - New York Dance Fax, Dec. 1998

 

"A choreographer unafraid...Bold imagery." - Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times, Oct. 1998

 

Aperitif 2 - "bouncy, delightful..." - Madeleine, L. Dale, Attitude, winter, 1999

 

Luminous Song - "...fun groupings, pairings, lifts on the side of the body in an atmosphere of fear and dread of the unspeakable... beautiful danced." - Madeleine, L. Dale, Attitude, winter, 1999

 

Passages/Three Aspects - "a suite of sleek, focused solos, made imaginative use of it scores." - Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times, Oct. 1998

 

Rose Garden - "Lin possesses a dazzling combination of strengths, a gut sense of how to convert steps into emotion without forsaking technique that's mesmerizing to watch." - Nicole Peradotto, The Buffalo News, Feb. 1999

 

"In every way unforgettable." - World Journal, August 19, 1999

 

Moon Dance - "An energetic use of vertical spaces with fine hand and footwork... an interesting juxtaposition of Western dance and Chinese Opera." - Sunday Start, Malaysia 1999

 

Poem of Arbos - "Bold group movement, ritualistic solemnity." - Jack Anderson, The New York Times, Nov. 1999

 

"Highly technical and powerful choreography... Lin's talent is apparent." - Victoria Yoffie, Show business, Dec. 1999

 

"Kun-Yang Lin, an up-and-comer." - Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times, March 2000

 

From the Land of Lost Content - "The triumph of the evening and one of the more seamlessly and powerfully executed dances I've seen was choreographed by Kun-Yang Lin. A cohesive and powerful work." - Myrna Patterson, Vineyard Gazette, July 2000

 

From the Land of Lost Content - "Powerful simplicity" - Jennifer Dunning, August, The New York Times

 

Butterfly - "Leslie Smolen Wuebben adroitly danced the role of a butterfly with broken wing by fluttering, jittering and trembling within Lin's choreography that seemed to hark back to the days of Isadora Duncan." - Steve Sucato, The Buffalo News, Oct 2000

 

From the Land of Lost Content - "Brilliantly constructed... Musical accents are skillfully used. Lin combines a fresh approach to conventional craft with a commitment to contemporary social-consciousness." - Lisa Jo Sagolla, Back Stage, Dec. 2000

 

From the Land of Lost Content - "A post-postmodernist dance; This New York premiere built and pulled one in; it was effective and affective." - Francis Mason, Ballet Review, Dec. 2000

 

From the Land of Lost Content - "Deeply spiritual, remarkable." - Lynn Garafola, Dance Magazine, March 2001

 

Shall We..? - "An outstanding dance-theatre work that intelligently reveals the grotesque comedy of need, obsession, and addiction." - Lisa Jo Sagolla, Back Stage, Dec. 2001

 

"With his outstanding, tango-inspired Shall We..? His work engaged us into why we dance, and had us laughing as we questioned the logic of all we saw and heard. What more can we ask from a choreographer? May many more contemporary dance-makers provoke us likewise in 2002." - Lisa Jo Sagolla, Back Stage, Jan. 2002

 

Butterfly - "A little Isadora Duncan and a little Butoh... this was choreography and performing that was simultaneously both lush and spare" - Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times, April 2002

 

Dedication - "The solo is a nuanced distillation of sorrow" - Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times, April 2002

 

"An extraordinary dancer, whose blend of tautness and buoyancy is not only exciting but also suggestive of clarity and immediacy with which dance can communicate deep, conflicting emotions." - Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times, April 2002

 

Chi - "A buoyant, radiant dance." - Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times, April 2002

 

La Loba - "a striking piece, portrayed a mystical journey... Symbolism, imagery, and exquisite technique carried the theme of art's healing power." - The Martha's Vineyard Times, July 2002

 

Beyond the Bones - "transports us back to the beginnings of humanity and deep into the wellsprings of our beings. We feel we've learned everything we need to know about who and why we are." - Lisa Jo Sagolla, Back Stage, Aug. 2003

 

"Grandeur, majesty, spiritual and very original" - ttimes.com.tw