Unbound Choreographer Interviews: Edwaard Liang

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Edwaard Liang

Edwaard Liang is a former dancer with New York City Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater and artistic director at BalletMet since 2013.

Liang has an international reputation as a choreographer. His works are in the repertories of Bolshoi Ballet, Houston Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Shanghai Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, and The Washington Ballet. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Liang trained at Marin Ballet and the School of American Ballet. He joined New York City Ballet in 1993 and was promoted to soloist five years later. In 2001, he joined the cast of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Fosse and performed in “From Broadway: Fosse” in the PBS television series Great Performances: Dance in America. Subsequently, he joined Nederlands Dans Theater.He was a medal winner at the Prix de Lausanne International Ballet Competition in 1993 and won the Mae L. Wien Award, given by the School of American Ballet, that same year. Since becoming a choreographer, he has won numerous awards for his work, including the 2006 National Choreographic Competition. The Infinite Ocean is Liang's third work for SF Ballet; he also created Symphonic Dances and Finding Light.

Learn more about Edwaard Liang, choreographer and Artistic Director of BalletMet, and his new work for Unbound, Infinite Ocean.


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Edwaard Liang's The Infinite Ocean, Dwight Rhoden's LET’S BEGIN AT THE END, Arthur Pita's Björk Ballet
The space between life and death. Passionate connectivity. The music of Björk. Three dancemakers evoke the spiritual connections that span life and death, the beauty and pain in relationships, and a surrealist dream ballet. 

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