Source AP ©

Cloud Gate founder: Sylvie Guillem hard worker

The Taiwan's famed Cloud Gate modern dance troupe’s founder said Wednesday that he was very fond of French ballerina Sylvie Guillem. He described her as a diligent dancer who insisted on perfecting challenging new moves during their recent collaboration

Lin Hwai-min choreographed a piece for Guillem, which she performed in London in September.

"Sylvie is a very hard-working, serious dancer. When I would tell her, 'This move is difficult, let's do something else,' she would say, 'No, I have to do this move. I'll do it well,"' Lin told reporters in Hong Kong.

"I gave her many challenges. She had to do a somersault. People were shocked to see a ballerina do a somersault," he said.

Lin said Guillem had to adjust to a different rhythm and aesthetic.

Cloud Gate is in Hong Kong to perform a medley of their dances.

Besides working with Guillem, British dancer Akram Khan choreographed "Lost Shadows" for Cloud Gate. The show had a recent run in Taipei.

Lin compared Cloud Gate's collaboration with dancers from different cultures to maintaining a diverse diet.

"You can't eat meat every day. Sometimes you have to eat vegetables. Sometimes you have to eat cheese," Lin said.

"It's fantastic. It's wonderful. It's something fresh," he said.

Asked about retirement, Lin, Cloud Gate's artistic director, said he was tired by the dance company's busy touring schedule but that Cloud Gate's board of directors was reluctant to see him leave.

He said, however, the company is training new choreographers.

The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok investment fund, on allegations of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles from Vostochny Bank. Calvey will be held in custody until April 13

Putin informed about arrest of US investor Michael Calvey
Comments
The Great GOP Tax Cut Heist a Year Later
Smartphones and social networks not allowed in the Russian Army
Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech
Trump Reportedly to Declare a National Emergency for Border Wall Funding
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
UK wants Sergei Skripal dead
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
International Opposition to Attempted Trump Regime Coup in Venezuela
Homosexuality and the Decline in American Values
Russia's S-400 missiles lost in storm during transportation to China
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech
Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech
Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech
New 'bill from hell' against Russia to bring hell to USA
New 'bill from hell' against Russia to bring hell to USA
Putin addresses social issues, threatens USA with Russia's new missiles in his 15th Federal Assembly speech
Smartphones and social networks not allowed in the Russian Army
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show
The Hypocrisy of the Chinese World Dog Show