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Chinese-American choreographer Yin Yue has been experimenting with a new choreographic approach. Her FoCo technique connects the core elements of Nature with the core elements of dance by fusing the Earth's forces with the body's energy. Sources from elemental actions, such as flow, pulse, and grounding, are transformed to serve as useful tools for inventive choreography. Human qualities such as desire, awareness, and adaptation are also rooted in Nature and therefore become organic principles for creating dance. Yin Yue spoke candidly with us about the current stage of her artistic investigations.
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- Mattew R. - There is a long list of choreographers who inspire me and I am learning from. In addition, I also love cinema and find a lot of ideas which can be translated into dance, for examaple let me mention the great Charles Chaplin.
- Briana S. - There isn't a specific person that inspires me but I'm inspired by the human spirit and how it manifests into physical creation. Why? Because it forms our sense of reality, and how we express and connect.
- Therese G. - I'm continually inspired by such innovative and pioneering choreographers such as Crystal Pite, William Forsythe and Jiri Kylian. Such storytellers in pure poetic movement that drives and inspires me every time I witness their work.
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