Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

Taiwan-born Lin is an artist-educator who dances in the spaces between East and West, the visible and invisible, innovation and tradition, the individual and collective.  Among the primary impulses nourishing his artistry are Buddhist and Taoist world views and the internal energetic flows of many Eastern arts he has practiced over the years including tai chi, chi gong, calligraphy, meditation and Chinese opera movement filtered through extensive training and performance experience across a broad range of contemporary dance techniques and improvisation practices and framed by ongoing cross-cultural research in dance as a medium for the integration of body, spirit and mind.  Lin’s journey as an immigrant navigating tensions between his Eastern/traditional roots and his contemporary interests and embodied research inform his view of dance as a calling that transcends particular labels, shapes and movement.  Lin’s artistry has been presented worldwide, from Lincoln Center to Jacob’s Pillow to the Tanzmesse International Dance Festival, and has received support from leading funders of the arts including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation, the Independence Foundation and the Jerome Robbins Foundation.