Image of Prof. Kun-Yang Lin performing for Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
Professor Kun-Yang Lin, courtesy of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
Photo: Rob Li

At the conclusion of the 2021-22 academic year, Professor Kun-Yang Lin will retire from his position at Boyer College. The dance department will celebrate Lin's 19 years of service through a special, end-of-semester free event entitled Dancing Mind, Thinking Body.

Lin is well-known in the dance community as the founder and artistic director of Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYL/D), based right here in Philadelphia. He also co-founded KYL/D's CHI Movement Arts Center, a product of his devotion to artistic excellence and movement research and his commitment to education and community. Lin has received numerous grants and awards in his native Taiwan and in the U.S., where he has been widely recognized for his dancing and choreography. Critics describe his dancing as "extraordinary" (The New York Times) and his choreography as "deeply spiritual, remarkable" (Dance Magazine).

Lin holds a BFA from the National Institute of the Arts in Taipei, a dance diploma from the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance in London and an MFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He joined the Temple University faculty in 2003.

Dancing Mind, Thinking Body will take place on Sunday, April 24 at 2:30 PM in the Conwell Dance Theater (1801 N Broad Street, 5th Floor). The afternoon will consist of performances, reminiscing and wishing Lin well during the next phase of his remarkable career.

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