Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Photo by Liu Chen-hsiang

Monday, February 8, 2016, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall
$10.00 - $45.00

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Presented in partnership with Texas Theatre and Dance

This performance supported in part by the Topfer Endowment for Performing Arts Production.

Cloud Gate is the name of the oldest known dance in China. In 1973, it was adopted for the first contemporary dance company in any Chinese speaking community. Its 24 dancers are trained in meditation, Qi Gong, internal martial arts, modern dance, ballet, and calligraphy. The company transforms ancient aesthetics into a thrilling modern celebration of motion!

On the occasion of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s 40th anniversary, internationally renowned choreographer Lin Hwai-min created RICE, inspired by the energy and resplendence of Chihshang in the East Rift Valley of Taiwan, home of “Emperor’s Rice.” Accompanied by Hakka folk songs and operatic arias, against a video backdrop spanning the life cycle of a rice paddy, the formidable Cloud Gate dancers celebrate the earth that has nurtured “Asia’s leading contemporary dance theatre.” (The Times, London)

Please note, this performance contains mature content and partial perceived nudity; it is recommended for audiences ages 12 and up.

“When you’re talking about Cloud Gate, magic is not too strong a word.”
Time Out

This performance supported in part by
Applied Materials Foundation


Cloud Gate Dance Theater: A Roving, Bounding Symbol of TaiwanNew York Times


  • Youth Performance
  • Lecture Demonstration with excerpts from the piece, MOON WATER
    11 am-12 noon; Tuesday, February 9, 2015
    Bass Concert Hall
    Reservations Required. Call 512.471.2131

    Special Pre-Event Dining Option

    The Bass Concert Hall Café no longer serves a full menu. A limited menu is now offered and determined on a per show basis. Meals are priced per plate.


    Noodle Bar: w/ choice of Chicken or Tofu
    Toppings include – onions, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms, chow mein noodles, glass noodles, and teriyaki and soy sauces

    Price: $12


    Beijing Bellini
    Pomegranate and La Marca Prosecco
    Price: $9

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    Valet parking will be available for $21 on the day of the event. The valet station is located in front of the main entrance of Bass Concert Hall on 23rd Street. Valet parking is cash only.

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