Yin Yue Dance Company has been founded in 2012 as a modern dance ensemble, consisting of collaborative team of freelancers, presenting original work incorporating variety of styles and approaches. The company’s mission is to find story and emotional connection in movement, to investigate the subtle yet powerful visual images, to utilize the honest gesture and dig deeply into life expereicne in order to explore the unique personality and quality of each dancer and bring the essence out in each performance.
The company has presented works in several dance festivals (including La MaMa Moves! in 2009, New York City Fringe in 2013 and Jacob’s Pillow Inside Out in 2012 and 2014) and venues such as Joyce SoHo Theater, Lincoln Center Rosh Hall, and New York Live Arts. In 2013,the Company has taken their evening-length dance production Within Reach on tour in China. So far, the group produced three feature-length works, all of which premiered in NYC: We Have Been Here Before (2012), Within Reach (2013) and a collection of ensembles, duets and solos, presented under the common title An evening of Yin Yue Dance(2014).
Of their most recent presentation, The New York Times’hcritic Brian Schaefer wrote: “That controlled tension and the sparse lighting and chilling soundscapes she favors add to an ominous atmosphere that Ms. Yin punctures with quick, precise gestures or paints with melting bodies.”