Cloud Gate Dance Troupe In New Home

The Cloud Gate Dance Troupe, considered among the world’s top contemporary dance troupes, inaugurated a new theater on April 19, nearly seven years after a fire destroyed its original home.

The new site, located in the Tamsui District of New Taipei City, will not only showcase Cloud Gate productions but also works by young artists, said Lin Hwai-min, Cloud Gate founder and artistic director. The complex consists of a 450-seat theater, two studios, offices, and an outdoor theater with the capacity to seat 1,500 people. The location – in between a historic fort and a golf course – will enable the public to simultaneously “enjoy the trees, ocean, and performances,” said Lin.