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CLOUD GATE DANCE THEATRE OF TAIWAN - LUNAR HALO

CLOUD GATE DANCE THEATRE OF TAIWAN - LUNAR HALO

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November 28, 2024 to November 30, 2024

As part of Danse Danse

Théâtre Maisonneuve - Place des Arts Book

Back in Montreal, much to our delight, Asia’s leading contemporary dance company takes us on a dizzying sensory journey inspired by a mysterious lunar phenomenon.

Cheng Tsung-lung, artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan since 2020, observed a sparkling ring around the moon in the sky over Iceland. Caused by ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere, the illusion is said to predict an impending storm and, on a deeper level, to portend a time of change. That is the premise of Lunar Halo, the result of a perfect symbiosis with the hauntingly ethereal music of the legendary Icelandic band Sigur Rós and a pretext for exploring the points of tension in an uncertain world, especially our cyber-dependence. How can the body and technology coexist? Interacting with huge video projections, Cloud Gate’s 13 brilliant dancers, trained in internal martial arts as well as an eclectic range of dance forms, deliver a stunning performance.