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Cloud Gate Sounding Light by CHENG Tsung-lung Cloud Gate Sounding Light by CHENG Tsung-lung

Cloud Gate Sounding Light by CHENG Tsung-lung


Grand Theater

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan

Sounding Light by CHENG Tsung-lung


Talent and skill require no translation... it's only right that they should be shared with the rest of the world.-The New York Times

When you're talking about Cloud Gate, magic is not too strong a word.-Time Out

This is a company that you will enjoy, fall in love with, and want to see again.-Ballet-Dance Magazine


Cloud Gate Dance Theatre welcomes new Artistic Director and choreographer CHENG Tsung-Lung to the helm in 2020, who has previously been Artistic Director of Cloud Gate 2 since 2014.

A late Generation X-er, CHENG nonetheless finds himself caught up in the frenzy of digital devices and ever-shortening attention spans. As we consume more through our devices, we increase our individual and collective anxiety. Sounding Light seeks to tap into the self, with or without our devices, to search for an equilibrium within oneself. CHENG pushes to connect with anxieties deep within, reaching within the body's sounding instrument - the voice. The physique of the dance resonates with each twist and turn, as the shouted-out rhythms and amplitudes of Taiwanese dialect construct different soundscapes and body spheres.

Featured Artists
CHENG Tsung-lung

CHENG Tsung-lung

Choreography & Concept

CHANG Shiuan

CHANG Shiuan

Sound & Voice

CHEN Shao-yen

CHEN Shao-yen

Costume Design

Artistic and Creative Team

Choreography & Concept/CHENG Tsung-lung
From street slipper hawker to internationally recognized choreographer, CHENG succeeded LIN Hwai-min as Artistic Director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan starting 2020. A frequent winner in international choreography competitions, he became widely known for works inspired by the street life and folk religion that shaped his upbringing in Taipei. CHENG’s works exude a humble beauty rooted in Asian culture. 13 Tongues (2016), incorporating folk steps, religious rites, and Taoist rituals, has received rave reviews from France, Germany, the UK, and China. Lunar Halo (2019), set to the music specially arranged by Sigur Rós, has been hailed as a work of “fierce beauty”, drawing invitations to perform worldwide.

Music/LIM Giong
Born in Changhua, LIM’s music career began as a singer-songwriter, and then moved behind the scenes as a DJ. Encouraged by director HOU Hsiao-hsien, LIM began his career in film music with Goodbye South, Goodbye, and has since worked on music for short films, commercials, animations, and documentaries. Beginning in 2004, his compositions became more experimental as he started collaborating with artists from other fields, and incorporating electronic and Taiwanese elements. His unique musical style brought a distinct ambience to choreographer CHENG Tsung-lung’s 13 Tongues (2016), Full Moon (2017), and Multiplication (2019).

Sound & Voice/CHANG Shiuan
Described as “spiritual, light and comforting” by Classic Agenda (FR), CHANG’s music has appeared internationally at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, Suntory Hall, Chicago Symphony Center, Moscow Philharmonic Chamber Hall, Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Hall, Hungary Bartok Hall, Taiwan National Concert Hall, Geneva Archipel Festival, Royaumont, and more. He has worked with and received commissions from the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Civic Symphony Orchestra, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, Ekmeles Ensemble, Les Métabole, Princeton Singers, TANA Quartet, Atlas Ensemble, Ensemble Multilaterale, Earplay Ensemble, Ictus Ensemble, maestro Péter Eötvös and Gilbert Varga. CHANG is also the founder of Innuan, a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring the critical role of live music performance in new directions for the 21st century.

Costume Design/CHEN Shao-yen
A graduate of Central Saint Martins, CHEN founded his namesake womenswear label SHAO YEN in 2010 and has since been a regular participant in London and Paris fashion weeks, showcasing designs incorporating practicality with unconventional materials and structures. CHEN has gained great recognition through a wide range of projects and exhibitions. Since 2016 he has participated in artist TONG Yang-tze’s From Ink to Apparel exhibition for four consecutive times. In 2018, CHEN was invited to collaborate with Cloud Gate 2 for the first time, designing costumes for the annual Spring Riot. His design credits with Cloud Gate also include Lunar Halo (2019).

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan
Founded in 1973 by internationally renowned choreographer, LIN Hwai-min, Cloud Gate is acclaimed as “Asia's leading contemporary dance theater” (The Times), and “One of the finest dance companies in the world” (The Globe and Mail). While touring extensively worldwide, Cloud Gate holds regular seasons in theaters at home, and stages annual free outdoor performances in cities and villages of Taiwan, drawing an average of 30,000 people per performance. From 2020, CHENG Tsung-lung succeeded LIN as the Artistic Director of Cloud Gate.

Production Team
Choreography & Concept/CHENG Tsung-lung
Music/LIM Giong
Sound & Voice/CHANG Shiuan
Lighting Design/Lulu W.L. LEE
Costume Design/CHEN Shao-yen
Music Director of Cloud Gate/LIANG Chun-mei

Co-production by National Performing Arts Center, Taiwan R.O.C. - National Taichung Theater, National Theater & Concert Hall, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)


Cloud Gate Sounding Light by CHENG Tsung-lung




Grand Theater

Seating & Views

65 minutes without intermission.




Co-production by National Performing Arts Center, Taiwan R.O.C. - National Taichung Theater, National Theater & Concert Hall, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)

Ticketing Info

Early Bird Package for NTT Members

From 1st to 7th August, 22% - 25% off regular ticket price for first section’s programs for NTT Members.
From 1st to 7th October, 22% - 25% off regular ticket price for second section’s programs for NTT Members.

  • No limits on price categories and amount of tickets.
  • Excluding Crystal Boys. Please refer to the NTT website for the ticket information of this program.


Ticket Packages
Purchase four or more tickets for a single program and receive a 25% discount. 

  • Excluding Crystal Boys. Please refer to the NTT website for the ticket information of this program.

Purchase five or more performances of Kun-woo PAIK and Beethoven Sonata Cycle at the same time and receive a 25% discount.


Other Discounts
10%-25% off for NTT membership holders.
10% off for National Theater and Concert Hall, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) and National Symphony Orchestra membership holders.
5% off for Bank SinoPac, Cathay United Bank and Taishin International Bank credit card holders.
10% off for CTBC Bank and E.SUN Commercial Bank credit card holders.
50% off for disabled persons plus one companion, and senior citizens 65 or above (ID required at
25% off group ticket price for groups of 20 or more per program. 

  • Only one discount may apply per purchase.
  • Tickets purchased as a ticket package can not be individually returned or exchanged.

※65minutes without intermission.
※Suggested for ages 7+



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