BULAREYAUNG DANCE COMPANY, the leading indigenous dance company in Taiwan, embraces indigenous practices of the Taiwanese tribes and contemporary spirit, founded by internationally acclaimed choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava in 2014.
LUNA, a commission of National Taichung Theater, developed through field study at Luluna Village in Nantou County, Taiwan, and incorporates aspects of the pasibutbut, a complex polyphonic singing that is internationally recognized as a distinct aspect of Indigenous Taiwanese culture. In dialogue with the Luluna tribal people and with respect for the Indigenous traditions, Bulareyaung adapted the performing style of malastapang from the Bunun ritual praising the hunters’ achievements to, instead, dancers announcing their process of growth.
An international selection of current Indigenous dance expressions
With THE NEW ZEALAND DANCE COMPANY, MANI.DEUX(Canada) and JASMIN SHEPPARD(Australia) and BULAREYAUNG DANCE COMPANY(Taiwan)
Friday October 4, 7:30 pm
Saturday October 5, 7:30 pm | FREE Indigenous Food Tasting during intermission
Sunday October 6, 2:00 pm | Post-Show Artist Talk
Moderated by Santee Smith / Artistic Director, Kaha:wi Dance Theatre and Chancellor, McMaster University
Bulareyaung Pagarlava / Artistic Director/Choreographer, Bulareyaung Dance Company
Kwonduwa / Dancer, Bulareyaung Dance Company
Cody Berry / Choreographer/Performer, Northfoot Movement
Shona McCullagh / Artistic Director, The New Zealand Dance Company
Chrissy Kokiri / Dancer, The New Zealand Dance Company
Jasmin Sheppard / Choreographer/Performer
Photo Credit | Lafun Photography