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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan kicked off Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival last week, celebrating 40 years of dance-making with a pastoral tribute to the people’s crop—rice, or Rice. This substantive crop of Taiwan, as well as the land in which it withers or thrives, are the central focus around which a soundscape of Hakka folk songs, drumming, Western Opera, and dancers filled the space, while a video of wind-in-the-field or smoke-in-the-field or sun-in-the-field played in the...