Integrating trance, rhythmic breathing and spiral motion, Whirlwind was inspired by Nai-Ni Chen's personal journey along the Silk Road. This is the second work of this series which reflects the nomadic life style of the Mongolian, the ancient mysteries of the old Asiatic cultures, and the traces of ancestors found in the caves of Dunhuang. Through this dance, the choreographer wishes to explore the spiritual richness of another place and time.
This video is a closer shot. Full length performance at Peridance 2013