Water is one of the most common matters but it has many special meanings in the Chinese culture. Choreographer LIN uses the image of water as a starting point to explore the complex human body whose existence depends on breathing. Through flex of muscles, placement of joints and extension of body contours, the intangible “ideas” are turned into visible “physicality”. A multi-layered, elegant and picturesque flow was created through constant shifting of directions, tempo, formation, deformation, and reformation. The dancers are like water molecules whose unlimited potentials are realized in a multitude of forms and dynamics, from a tiny drop of water to the vast four seas. Executed in superb fluidity and beauty, the work received anTaishin Arts Award in 2015.
WCdance was founded by LIN Wen-chung in 2008. Named ”Superb Dancer” by New York Village Voice, LIN has performed professionally with many renowned companies including 7 years with Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company in New York. His choreographies have been performed by various dance companies and schools worldwide, including José Limón Dance Company of New York, The Seldom of Chicago, Dance Forum Taipei, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Taipei National University of Arts etc. LIN moved back to Taiwan in 2008. Through the works of WCdance, LIN is dedicated on the unique rhythm and musicality in dance. The delicate body expressions and LIN’s unique artistic style have brought about the company’s frequently presentations in international events, including Association of Performing Arts Presenter conference in New York, Festival d’Avignon OFF in France, Festival/Tokyo, Arts Festival of Osaka University, and Macau Arts Festival.
“Long River is a highly vibrant work...” CHAO Chi-fang, Dance critic