The two-hour piece is both poetic in its meditative beauty and occasionally exasperating in its very richness… an eye-filling and thought-provoking spectacle.
The New York Times
The biggest surprise to us is, however, how successfully Lin Hwai-min and his ensemble have harmoniously blended Oriental and Occidental forms of artistic expression. Nine Songs is a perfect example of how, without losing one’s ethnic roots, Orient and Occident can be combined – almost like a Utopian prediction of East and West finally brought together.
One of the most important dance works of our time. Endowed with a strange beauty, it still has a touch of familiarity and will fascinate everyone who is willing to open up to a world of unusual pictures and body language…. audience celebrated the ensemble with overwhelming ovations.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung