Hall of Fame

Fulbright Year
1989-1990

Lin Hwai‐min
林懷民

Founder and Artistic Director, Cloud Gate Dance Theater

Lin Hwai-min founded Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan in 1973. Lin often draws from Asian cultures and aesthetics to create works with contemporary resonance. He received honors from worldwide including the Samuel H. Scripts / American Dance Festival Award for Lifetime Achievement, the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Award, the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the Ministry of Culture of France, the Honorary Fellow Trinity Laban, London, and honorary doctorates from six universities in Taiwan and Hong Kong. He was also celebrated by the Time Magazine as one of “Asia’s Heroes.”