Grants Awarded2007 | Dance | United States
to participate in dancer Fang-yi Sheu's artist-in-residence project at the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York
布拉瑞揚舞團自創團作品《拉歌 La Song》開始，一直沉迷在舞者們唱歌亂跳的過程。如果我們一定要說話，是不是用唱的比說得更好聽更動人，如果我們一定要唱歌，是不是有了身體之後就更接近靈魂，有故事的人。「有聲音的身體」是布拉瑞揚目前努力想走的路，並試問為什麼我們要去山上走路、唱歌？我們會在歌的學習當中，讓身體走在山路上，歌緩緩進入身體，再回到作品中產生意義，才有機會認識自己，看見歷史，然後對應當下。
Let us get rid of social norms, go hand in hand to sing and dance in the open field with the young talented Taiwanese aboriginal dancers! Known for his choreographies with Cloud Gate 2 and Martha Graham Dance Company, Bulareyaung Pagarlava premieres his latest work "Stay That Way", inspired by Charles Baudelaire's poem “Get Drunk,” at Cloud Gate outdoor theater against the backdrop of intoxicating sunset.
Colors is based on Bulareyaung Pagarlava’s observations and perceptions of natural elements, as well as the interpretation of “beauty” by the young dancers who perform this work.
Bulareyaung is a well-known dancer and choreographer from the indigenous Paiwan tribe whose professional training with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre since college. He founded the Bulareyaung Dance Company in his hometown of Taitung in southeastern Taiwan.
Taitung is most acknowledged with its beautiful coastline. He, therefore, intends to bring the waters of Taitung to the audience. By sharing the voices and physicality of Taiwan’s indigenous people, Colors successfully transforms the stage into a beach by blue canvas. The beach was the rehearsal space for Colors since a severe typhoon destroyed their dance studio in 2016.
Time to get drunk!
Don't be martyred slaves of Time, Get drunk! Stay drunk! On wine, virtue,
poetry, whatever! – excerpted from the poem Get Drunk by Charles Baudelaire.
This poem is the inspiration for Stay That Way by the Bulareyaung Dance Company. Its founder, Bulareyaung Pagarlava, is from the indigenous Paiwan tribe of Taiwan, and a well-known dancer and choreographer, who has worked with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre. In this production, he shares the beauty of indigenous ballads. Three singers perform traditional songs, complemented by the movements of dancers. This outdoor performance in the National Taichung Theater’s Sky Garden is not constrained by a stage, and, as Bulareyaung notes, that makes it purposely difficult to predict how it will unfold.