"Lin's works are artistic adventures that captivate on many levels. Much of the movement and music draws on group ritual and meditative states of consciousness. The collective energy emanates around the room, and if you let yourself go with his flow, you don't just watch it - you feel it, too."
The Philadelphia City Paper
Mission and Core Values
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers celebrates the ability of dance to integrate spirit, body, and mind, inviting audiences worldwide to engage in their own journeys of self-discovery. Proceeding from a rich frame informed by diverse philosophies, living traditions and contemplative practices of Asian origin, the company performs original, contemporary works by its founder and Artistic Director Kun-Yang Lin that transcend cultural boundaries.
KYL/D inspires dance artists and audiences to examine the questions that shape us as individuals and communities, through world-class dance that integrates virtuosity with humanity. We believe in:
· Practicing a fearless physicality that resonates with the soul
· Setting in motion fresh interpretations of ancient traditions steeped in Eastern wisdom and sensibilities
· Inspiring cross-cultural approaches to community and self-discovery
· Igniting conversations about meaning and mystery
"Energized Philly's dance scene!"
Edge Magazine New York
In 2007, KYL/D moved into its space CHI MAC at 1316 S 9th Street in the very heart of Philadelphia’s diverse Passyunk Square neighborhood – encompassing Passyunk Ave, the Italian Market and Little Mexico. Ever since, the Company has established itself as a thriving arts institution in one of Philly’s most culturally vibrant areas. KYL/D is dedicated to providing quality, affordable programming to engage people in its community – from classes at its school to family-friendly performances to educational programming at the multi-function CHI Movement Arts Center. All of which celebrates diversity, culture, and aesthetics – all connected by energy – the CHI.
We wish to partner with city tourism and community development organizations, as well as other arts organizations that support KYL/D’s artistry to provide programming that will continue to vitalize the health and vibrancy of this unique neighborhood and Philadelphia as a whole.