Kun-Yang Lin/Dance Company – Faith Project
March 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm$15
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers’ Faith Project/The Door is an abstract dance work created by founder and Artistic Director, Kun-Yang Lin, that contemplates the relationship between religious practice and contemporary dance. An important part of the project consisted of “story circle” encounters with community participants from various faith perspectives, dance artists and other artistic collaborators. Engaging with practitioners of diverse spiritual outlooks, Lin and his dance artists’ considered the role movement plays in religious rituals and actions. KYL/D worked with Interfaith Philadelphia to recruit community participants, who engaged in verbal and physical call-and-response activities with the dancers and the project’s multimedia and sound design collaborators. Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers collaborated with Kimerer LaMothe—a scholar working at the intersection of dance and religion to structure the story circle conversations. The company explored new possibilities in visual design with multimedia designer Jared Mezzocchi, and composer/sound designer Cory Neale who created a sound score for the final work as well as Sara Outing for set design and Jill Peterson for costume design. Major support for the original creation and performance of Faith Project was provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from The National Endowment for the Arts and Temple University. Faith Project premiered in March 2018 at Prince Theater. The company is excited to bring back the full-length version of Faith Project/The Door in for the first time since it’s premiere in collaboration with Esperanza!