Long River Workshop  

Wenchung Lin finds traces of the subtle movements stimulated by the experimental thinking in Small End (2013), while the well-tuned body which shows its highly existence in its breath is integrated into the pure dance what Wenchung Lin has been famous for. Long River carries the expectations of an artist to embrace the artistic vision targeting medium/large-sized theatre, to digest what he has experienced while working in a smaller venue, to polish the artistic pursuit of the dance company, and to move forward to a bigger production.

Wenchung Lin dance troupe

Wenchung Lin served Bill T. Jones Dance Company as the professional dancer for 7 years while his journey in USA. After his return,

Wenchung Lin set up the dance troupe which he named after himselfe.

“No body, no company,” and vice versa

The water images in his works represent how Wenchung Lin explores the mother culture and the “pan-Asian body,” which can be further traced back to his folk dance training. The Western experience in Bill T. Jones when he stayed in the USA forced him to question his own identity between tradition and modernity, resulting in the series works where the artist searched for his true self in the mother culture through water reflection. “The first question is how to differentiate my works from Cloud Gate and Taipei,China Folk Dance Theatre when we are all trying to bring the Western and the Eastern together,” says Lin, who confesses that there is no shortcut to find an answer. However, as long as something interesting comes up for him to dig into once in a while, he can continue the journey.