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Bulareyaung Dance Company


20 mins

In 2015, during the first year of Bulareyaung Dance Company’s establishment, the dance troupe was invited to attend Planet IndigenUS in Toronto to perform the dance duet Rattan at the Harbourfront Centre. Two people, hand in hand, each independent life form. But how will they get along if they cannot let go of each other’s hand? What awaits if they let go? No matter how deep you dig, rattan remains intertwined and mingled.

Choreography|Bulareyaung Pagarlava

Bulareyaung Pagarlava is from the Paiwan tribe of Taiwan. He aspired to become a dancer at age 12. After he graduated from the Dance Department, Taipei National University of the Arts, Bulareyaung joined the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre. He has created dance pieces for the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Cloud Gate 2, and the Martha Graham Dance Company, which have received world recognition. Bulareyaung was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Taiwan in 2012 and the recipient of the National Award of Arts in 2022. He went back to his hometown Taitung and founded the Bulareyaung Dance Company in 2015.

11.15 Tue. 15:00

Bulareyaung Dance Company

The Bulareyaung Dance Company was founded in 2015 in Taitung by Bulareyaung Pagarlava, an aboriginal choreographer from Taiwan. Creation of dance pieces and dancers’ training are accomplished by working in the mountains, singing old chants by the waterside and going on regular field trips. Through delving into their indigenous heritage and culture, the dancers develop unique body movements and vocabulary. With works Stay That Way and Luna winning Taishin Arts Award respectively in 2017 and 2018, the Company becomes the first performing troupe to be awarded in two consecutive years.

The 16th Taishin Arts Award - Performing Arts Award | Stay That Way

The 17th Taishin Arts Award - Annual Grand Prize|LUNA

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