Off the coast of 16th-century China, Portuguese sailors saw a great verdant mass rising from the sea. Anointing the future Taiwan, they exclaimed, Formosa! Beautiful! Born from land and lore, Formosa is a work of abstract beauty in which only the universal remains—love and life mediated by tragedy, hope and rebirth. Ethereal projected images evoke mountains and rivers, earthquakes and tsunamis. With dancers trained in meditation, Qigong, martial arts, modern dance and ballet, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan transforms ancient aesthetics into thrilling modern celebrations of motion.
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