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The Eternal Tides

Showing on February 3, 2018

Playing at Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The Eternal Tides
Photo: Chin Cheng-Tsai

Legend Lin Dance Theatre (Taiwan)

The Eternal Tides is a momentous occasion—an adventure in beauty unlike anything seen before on the PuSh stage. In her Canadian debut, choreographer Lin Lee-Chen folds age-old rituals, customs and ceremonial rites into her radical vision, and the result is epic. The show is, above all, a tribute to water: the ocean that encloses the island of Taiwan, and the cycle of renewal it is part of. Using song, dance and striking stage design, Lin evokes the mythology of these elements. You might call it spiritual environmentalism—a tribute to nature as it was, and might be again.

With its large ensemble of dancers and musicians, the show has an intoxicating power. Lin carries us through a procession of vivid tableaux; the imagery evokes myth and human reality in equal measure. The costumes and sets are stunning: fabric and silver grass, red-tinted figures and shocks of white, composed with flair and delicacy. At once austere and sensual, intimate and monumental, this show will leave you awestruck.

Marvelous… Lin may be a choreographer, but she has a master painter’s eye for image and detail, and she certainly paints some starkly beautiful pictures.

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The Eternal Tides
Photo: Chin Cheng-Tsai
The Eternal Tides
Photo: Chin Cheng-Tsai

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Artist Bio

Legend Lin Dance Theatre (Taiwan)

Acclaimed as a “genius choreographer in Taiwan’s dance scene,” Lin Lee-Chen was named one of the most significant choreographers in the world by ARTE. Since its founding in 1995, her company, Legend Lin Dance Theatre, has performed internationally to rave reviews.


Queen Elizabeth Theatre

630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver


February 3
110 minutes, no intermission



Single tickets from $39
Eligible on the PuSh Pass with $30 surcharge

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER Lin Lee-Chen PRODUCER Chen Nien-Chou VISUAL DESIGNER Lin Lee-Chen LIGHTING DESIGNER, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Cheng Kuo-Yang COSTUME DESIGNER Wang Chia-Hui STAGE MANAGER Cheng Tzu-Wei SINGER Hsu Ching-Chwen DRUMMERS Ho Yi-Ming, Hsiao Ying REHEARSAL MASTER Tsay Bi-Jue ASSOCIATE REHEARSAL MASTER Cheng Chieh-Wen PRINCIPAL DANCERS Wu Ming- Ching, Wang Chien-Yi, Cheng Chieh-Wen, Chen Chi-Shun FEMALE DANCERS Feng Kai-Lun, Chan Hui-Fang, Cheng Yu-Shu, Chen Liang-Yun, Huang Yu-Wen, Yen Wei-Yi MALE DANCERS Huang Yao-Ting, Ping Yen-Ning, Chen Hung-Chi, Guo Ding-Wei, Li Gen-Ang, Lee Chung Hei, Hsiao Ching-Hsin PHOTOGRAPHER Chin Cheng-Tsai COMMISSIONED BY National Performing Arts Center – National Theater & Concert Hall, Taiwan, R.O.C.