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With flowers as the main choreographic element, Anthem is about "the relationship between human beings and nature and how that is reflected in a person's life from the cradle to the grave, as no one can live outside of nature," Lin said.
The four sections of the piece are metaphors of the human life cycle. Spring Shoots. The opening part has the ancient spirits of earth, fire, wind and water returning to earth and spreading the seeds of love into the river of time, thus bringing humans into the world. But man is soon undone by his desires and summer turns into autumn. In Autumn Weakening, the seasonal spirits row a boat along the river of life, while the surrounding scenery changes from one of blooming flowers to withering twigs. Against the background of bleak winter, an old sage engages a young man in a conversation about memories. When the old man dies, the youth's life has just begun.