The American Institute in Taiwan is pleased to announce that the world-renowned Mark Morris Dance Group will visit Taiwan from November 1 to 6, 2014, as part of the U.S. Department of State’s DanceMotion USA program. This is the first time Taiwan has been included in this program, and AIT is the key host of the company’s tour in Taiwan.
While in Taiwan, the Mark Morris Dance Group will present two free public events — Let’s Move Taipei and Let’s Move Yilan — the general public is invited to dance, exercise, and move their bodies with music under the guidance of the Mark Morris Dance Group. The Mark Morris Dance Group will also conduct workshops and master classes and interact with local artists, NGOs, and aboriginal children.
DanceMotion USA is a cross-cultural exchange program launched in 2010 that connects America’s finest dance companies with international artists and communities. DanceMotion USA is made possible by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is produced in partnership with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).
Founded in New York City in 1980 by artistic director and choreographer Mark Morris, the Mark Morris Dance Group has inspired audiences and received international recognition as one of the world’s leading dance companies.
Let’s Move Taipei-
Saturday, November 1, 10:00-11:00 a.m., the National Theater Outdoor Space, Taipei. No tickets are required for admission. The first 500 participants will get a free DanceMotion USA bracelet.
Let’s Move Yilan-
Wednesday, November 5, 10:00- 11:00 a.m. at the Outdoor Stage of the Loudong Cultural House. No tickets are required for admission. The first 200 participants will get a free DanceMotion USA bracelet.
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Partner organizations include Ministry of Culture, National Center for Traditional Arts, National Performing Arts Center – National Theater and Concert Hall, Department of Cultural Affairs of Taipei City Government, Cultural Affairs Bureau of Yilan County, National Taiwan University Hospital Parkinson’s Center, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei National University of Arts, Lan-Yang Taiwanese Opera Company, Guoguan Beijing Opera Company, Wulai Junior High and Elementary School, Garden of Hope Foundation, Xinxin Nan Guan, and Legend Lin Dance Theater.
For more information about DanceMotion USA, please visit:http://www.dancemotionusa.org/.
For more information about the Mark Morris Dance Group, please visit the company’s website at http://markmorrisdancegroup.org/.