Yin Mei Dance
Saturday, September 28, 20028:00PM at Bowker Auditorium, UMASS
$20 and $15: 17 and under $10 Five College Students $10 and $7
"Ms. Yin is a dancer of exquisite lyricism and delicacy" -Jennifer Dunning, New York Times. Yin Mei- a dancer-choreographer from China, now residing in the U.S. has built her dance style on martial arts and primal emotional drives and responses, blending traditional form with contemporary impulse. /Asunder is a collaboration between Yin Mei, composer Robert Een, visual artist Cai Guo-Qiang, and poet Mark Strand. /Asunder explores notions of love - and the striving towards and emotional and spiritual understanding of love- based on a Ming-dynasty poet Xu Wen Chang's tale of an ambitious Buddhist monk who ruins his chances for enlightenment by falling in love. Now reincarnated as a female prostitute, the monk finally sees that the quest for emptiness in her previous life was another form of lust. /Asunder is a journey of seeking, losing, and gaining sight and insight. Exquisitely rendered to bring the feeling of this experience to the audience.
National Dance project of the New England Foundation for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts the Doris Duke Charitable Foundationthe Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Philip Morris Companies, Inc. UMASS Alumni Amherst Association and SACEF.
Master Class with Yin MeiSaturday, September 28, 2002 3:00 - 4:30pm.
Main Studio, Hampshire College
Dancer Yin Mei will conduct a master class demonstrating her unique and contradictory style of traditional and contemporary dance.