Mr. Cheng was a member of Henry Yu Dance Group and Taipei City Ballet before being invited by Taipei National University of the Arts, Horse, and Zuo-Zu-Ting Dance Group to work as a choreographer. In 2002, Mr. Cheng joined Cloud Gate to participate in several international tours, and then he became the resident guest choreographer for Gloud Gate 2. Subsequently, his pieces were shown in Brisbane, New York, London, Ludwigshafen, and Taipei. Mr. Cheng was appointed assistant artistic director for Cloud Gate 2.
Grants Awarded2011 | Dance | United States
to participate in dance workshops and to observe contemporary performing arts activities in New York
The much-anticipated Singapore debut of Cloud Gate 2, featuring many of Taiwan’s most talented young dancers and two award-winning choreographers.
Reputed for their potent technique and polished skill, the sister company of the internationally celebrated Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, presents three riveting dance works by innovative Taiwanese choreographers Cheng Tsung-lung and Huang Yi.
This is Cloud Gate's 22nd Annual Free Outdoor Performances with CHENG Tsung-lung's 13 Tongues performed by Cloud Gate 2.
Thirteen Tongues, a legendary figure in the 1960s from Bangka - the oldest district and once the most prosperous area in Taipei - was the nickname for the street artist lauded for his remarkable acts portraying multiple roles, imitating characters of male, female, old and young, telling stories and anecdotes of the past and present.
Set to the soundtrack by Icelandic avant-rock band Sigur Rós and Kjartan Holm, CHENG Tsung-lung’s new creation 22° Lunar Halo excavates our deepest fear toward ourselves as human beings. Commissioned by the three National Performing Arts Centers in Taiwan, 22° Lunar Halo is the last work ACC alumnus CHENG Tsung-lung premieres with Cloud Gate 2, before taking over the reins of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan from Lin Hwai-min at the end of 2019.
Grantee: Cheng Tsung-Lung