Yin Yue Dance Company was founded in 2012 as a contemporary dance ensemble, consisting of collaborative team of freelancers, presenting original work incorporating variety of styles and approaches. The company’s mission is to investigate the subtle yet powerful visual images, develop athletic and dynamic physical movement, to utilize the honest and direct gestures to explore the unique personality and universal emotion of each performer.
The company has presented individual works in several dance festivals including New York International Fringe Festival in 2013 and Jacob’s Pillow Inside Out in 2012 and 2014 and venues such as Joyce SoHo Theater, Peridance Theater, Lincoln Center Rosh Hall, Peridance Theater and New York Live Arts and many others. 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) presented by Dixon Place.
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.”