The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the return of Asia’s leading contemporary dance company, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan.

About Cloud Gate:
According to legend, Cloud Gate is the name of the oldest known dance in China, a ritual dance of some 5,000 years ago. In 1973, internationally renowned choreographer Lin Hwai-min adopted this classical name for the first contemporary dance company in any Chinese-speaking community: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. Cloud Gate’s rich repertoire has its roots in Asian myths, folklore and aesthetics, but it brings to these age-old beliefs and stories a contemporary and universal perspective. The dancers of the company receive training from the West and the East, including Qi Gong, meditation, internal martial arts, modern dance and ballet. With frequent appearances at international arts festivals, Cloud Gate has received high acclaim throughout the world.

About the Dance Center:
In 1974, the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago established a performance series dedicated to presenting contemporary dance of national and international significance, representing the highest-quality and most innovative work in the field and to providing Chicago audiences with opportunities to witness the diversity of contemporary dance in professional settings. Since it first opened its doors, the Dance Center has presented more than 230 professional companies and choreographers and has firmly established its central position in the vitality of Chicago dance, and the United States.