by Ms Hsian-Hsiu Lin, Choreographer, Lin HH Dance Theatre
(JUNE 2014)
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Cheng Ballet Academy extends its sincere thanks and appreciation to Ms Hsiang-Hsiu Lin for conducting the Jose Limon Technique Workshop on the 24 - 28 June 2014. All participants have greatly benefitted from the session and we look forward to collaborating again in the near future.

Recently received her 2nd nomination for choreography from the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards is the artistic Director of Lin HH Dance Company, Hsiang-Hsiu Lin got her BA in dance and MA in performing arts from the San José State University, and was the charter member of the Limón West Dance Project. Then she join the Limón Dance Company toured during the company's 50th anniversary. Lin has been received many grants and awards from Taiwan's National Cultural and Arts Foundation (NCAF) for her outstanding performances and choreography.

Jose Limon Technique WorkshopShe formed Lin HH Dance Theatre in 2003 and produced " Secret Garden" and 2004" Body At War" at the Experimental Theatre of the National Theatre. 2005 Lin invited Robert Regala, the principal dance artist from Limón Dance Company – to perform with her in the Taiwan premiere of the Limón classic duet "The Exiles" and the production of " East& West / Mix& Match" and 2006 " Believe or Not!" They have toured Taiwan and also invited to the US by SJSU/ Dance Work. In 2007, she choreographed contemporary ballet play "The Peony Pavilion" for Kaoshiung City Ballet. And received the grants from NCAF for " Tilt ". In 2008, Lin was selected as one of the emerging Taiwanese choreographers and was granted to choreography her work " Shouting". And produced company seasonal performances " The Other Side of Darkness". In 2009, Lin was invited as the company choreographer of sjDANCEco in US and also a guest artists for the inaugural performances of De Anza Performing Arts Center. 2010, By the invitation of Dimension Performing Arts and funding from Council for Cultural Affair of Taiwan, Lin brought her dancers from Taiwan and collaborating with the sjDANCEco's artists and University Dance Theatre of SJSU for her evening long production of Mix / Match 2010. In the last few years, she was invited back to Taiwan to choreography for the National Taiwan University of Arts and the Kaoshiung City Ballet Company and also the Graduate Program of NTUA, Dance in Taiwan.

Jose Limon TechniqueLin has taught at many places, including: the Dance department of San José State University and Taipei National University of the Arts, the National Taiwan University of the Arts, Kaoshiung City Ballet, Taipei Circle Dance Company and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre. She is also a certified Astanga Vinyas Yoga teacher and is currently teaching Dancing Yoga and company class of sjDANCEco.