Hailed as “a genius choreographer in Taiwan’s dance scene", Lee-chen Lin founded the Legend Lin Dance Theatre in 1995 for the purpose of presenting large-scale performance works to celebrate Taiwanese culture and identity. Inspired by local religious rituals and ceremonial rites celebrating the rhythms of nature and our place in it, the artistry of the Legend Lin Dance Theatre blends a lush visual aesthetics with a brilliant original choreography that gives new meaning to the phrase “poetry in motion". Meditative and majestically elegant, the group’s unique approach has made it a favourite at renowned international festivals, including Festival d’Avignon, Lyon Dance Biennial and Festival de Otoño.
For over forty-five years, Lin has worked on numerous dance pieces, including “Miroirs de Vie" (1995), “Hymne aux Fleurs qui Passent" (2000), and “Song of Pensive Beholding" (2009). In 2002, Lin was named among the eight most significant choreographers in the world by the prominent art and cultural television channel ARTE in Europe. She was also a receipient of Taiwan’s most prestigious award for arts from the National Culture and Arts Foundation in 2005.