Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Present 'KyLin’s Garden'VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Presented in partnership with the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
Friday, September 22, 2023
7:30 p.m. Performance
The internationally acclaimed dance company Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers makes its first Houston appearance at Asia Society Texas this fall with KyLin's Garden 麒麟的花園: A Space For Tending, Sharing & Imagination. This production showcases signature repertoire by Kun-Yang Lin from throughout the company's rich history, with new choreography created by senior dance artists Weiwei Ma and Evalina Carbonell.
KyLin’s Garden — the company's original name — references the initials of founder and artistic director Kun-Yang Lin, as well as the kylin (qilin), an Asian mythological creature that combines elements of five animals into one body, evoking both the different artistic voices that come together to form an ensemble and a community of diverse influences that flourishes as a whole.
This project is funded by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.
About the Artists
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D) is one of the country’s premier Asian-American dance companies, based in Philadelphia. Hailed for its superbly trained dancers and inventive choreography, the internationally-active KYL/D probes at the limits of national identity. Drawing upon Eastern philosophies, while expanding the perimeter of contemporary dance, Founder & Artistic Director, Kun-Yang Lin's zen-inspired practice of dance manifests in lush works of poetic sensibility that The New York Times says "create and inhabit worlds of their own."
Lin draws upon insights from his ongoing research throughout Asia, creating a personal movement language that is suffused with strong spiritual underpinnings. The company has performed around the world, including Germany, Korea, Indonesia, Mexico, Singapore, and Taiwan. In the U.S., KYL/D has performed at Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival, Interlochen Festival, Columbia Festival, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Jacob's Pillow Inside/Out, the Painted Bride Art Center, The Egg, PennLive Arts, the Kimmel Center, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Philadelphia's City Hall, among others. KYL/D has been supported by numerous funders including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Jerome Robbins Foundation, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and the William Penn Foundation.
To learn more, please visit: kyld.org
Performing Arts and Culture programs at Asia Society Texas are presented by Syamal and Susmita Poddar. Major support comes from Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, The Brown Foundation, Inc., the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, The Clayton Fund, Houston Endowment Inc., and Mid-America Arts Alliance. Generous funding also provided by The Anchorage Foundation of Texas, The Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts. Additional support is by the Friends of Asia Society, a dedicated group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing exceptional programming to Asia Society Texas.
Performing Arts and Culture Presenting Sponsors
Syamal and Susmita Poddar
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About Asia Society Texas
Asia Society Texas believes in the strength and beauty of diverse perspectives and people. As an educational institution, we advance cultural exchange by celebrating the vibrant diversity of Asia, inspiring empathy, and fostering a better understanding of our interconnected world. Spanning the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, our programming is rooted in the educational and cultural development of our community — trusting in the power of art, dialogue, and ideas to combat bias and build a more inclusive society.
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