Revised Mission & Values approved by Board March 2015:
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
A shorter way to say this:
Through performances by its acclaimed ensemble of the globally-inspired, original work of Kun-Yang Lin, through dance education for the community as well as aspiring dance artists and presentation of the works of emerging and other established choreographers, the company promotes dances as the ultimate integration of body, spirit and mind, inviting audiences and participants to engage in their own journeys of self-discovery.