Dance alumnus garners rave reviews with Taiwanese dance company

Lee Ching -Chun

Trinity Laban dance alumnus Lee Ching-Chun, Associate Artistic Director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, was in London recently where the company received positive reviews for its latest work RICE at Sadler's Wells.

The Guardian said: "RICE is a song of earth, a dance of elements, a scope of life…" and Alistair Spalding, Artistic Director of Sadler's Wells, praised choreographer Lin Hwai-min as "...a great choreographer who seamlessly weaves movement, music and scenery into a powerful performance".

Lee graduated from Trinity Laban in 1999 with an MA Dance Studies. After returning to her home country of Taiwan she was awarded the prestigious dance award by the National Culture and Arts Foundation.

Other successes have included developing a physical training course for visually impaired children for the Premier Foundation, teaching for Cloud Gate's Seed Dancers programme and choreographing works for companies including Spotlight Dance Company and Kaohsiung City Ballet Company.

Cloud Gate is now on tour in the USA and Canada, where Lee is also conducting masterclasses in contemporary dance, incorporating Cloud Gate's training elements including breathing, Tai Chi Tao Yin and martial arts.


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