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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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