Rice 稻禾

RICE Cloud Gate Theater SFDFF

A personal work of art, Rice is a collaborative production: film, sound, imagery and music lifting the choreography of Lin Hwai-min to new heights.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, its founder and choreographer Lin Hwai-min, created a new ballet entitled Rice. The ballet is divided into sections which are called Soil, Pollen, Sunlight, Grain, Fire and Water, and reflect the changing seasons with their ever repeated life cycles.

Honouring Lin Hwai-min with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, the jury of the International Movimentos Dance Prize in Wolfsburg, Germany, said: “Lin is a foremost innovator of dance, who ranks with artists of the century such as William Forsythe, George Balanchine and Birgit Cullberg.” The music ranges from traditional folk song to Ishii Maki, Bellini, Saint-Saens and Strauss.

Co-presented By: US Chinese Dance Association and Asian Art Museum


Featured Shorts

Unyielding Sleeve

Film still from Unyielding Sleeve by Xudong Wan SFDFF Stage to Screen 2022
Drawing inspiration from classical forms, this dance film explores traditional Chinese cultural elements and the contrast of opposites
Xudong Wang
Jiayue You
(China, 2022) 3:45 minutes
Screendance / Contemporary


Ruo Wen Tian Farewell SFDFF Stage to Screen 2022
In an old factory trapped in time four young dancers confront the past
Ruo Wen Tian
Ruo Wen Tian
(China, 2022) 5:16 minutes
Screendance / Contemporary

Program Info

Saturday, May 14 @ 7:30 pm
Venue: Delancey Theater
Suggested Donation $15
Director: Chang Chao-tang
Choreographer: Lin Hwai-min
(Taiwan, 2020) 72 minutes
Genre: Performance Capture / Shorts / Contemporary