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Bamboo Dream / Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Of Taiwan

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Of Taiwan / Sheng-kai
Release Date: 09/23/2003 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 100379  
Composer:  Arvo Pärt
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the choreography of the artistic Director Lin Hwai-Min, age-old beliefs and stories are brought into contemporary and universal perspective taking its inspiration from the Bamboo which is seen in China as a symbol of integrity and epitomising elegance.
A fascinating series of scenes follow the course of the seasons: Morning Mist, Spring Breeze, Summer Heat, Autumn Path, When Rain Stops, At Midnight and Snow. There are solos, duets, trios and stunning examples of the ensemble-work
It is performed to a combination of some of the most well-known pieces by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and melodies improvised by Chinese flute player Huang Sheng-kai
Described by The Times as “Asia’s leading contemporary dance theatre”,
Read more Cloud Gate’s repertoire has its roots in the myths, folklore and aesthetics of the East.
The company has been acclaimed as “Asia’s leading contemporary dance theatre” (The Times, London); “One of the finest dance companies in the world” (The Globe and Mail, Toronto); and the “Best of the Best” (Sydney Morning Herald).
Cast: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Orchestra, Chorus: Music by Arvo Pärt performed by Gidon Kremer, Keith Jarrett
DVD Specials: Documentary: Secrets of the Bamboo Grove - about the ballet
NTSC Menu languages: GB, F, SP, JP Subtitle languages: GB, F, SP, JP Sel. No. NTSC: 100 379 Read less

Works on This Recording

Fratres by Arvo Pärt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1980; Estonia 
Tabula Rasa by Arvo Pärt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Estonia 
Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten by Arvo Pärt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; Estonia 

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