WHYY produces multimedia portrait of Boyer faculty member Kun-Yang Lin

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Kun-Yang Lin, an associate professor of dance at Temple's Boyer College of Music and Dance, was a dance prodigy in Taiwan, choreographing and performing when he was barely a teenager. He travelled the world in pursuit of modern dance, forging an alloy of Eastern tradition and Western experimentation. He landed in Philadelphia after his father died and Lin developed a brain tumor. The dancer discovered he wanted to teach, and landed a faculty position at Boyer. "If you move without intention, there's nothing there," said Lin, whose tumor has disappeared. "You have to commit to that state of emotion, but you have to step out. You are a performer."