Alumni Events

Performance / Taiwan

BULAREYAUNG DANCE COMPANY - LUNA

June 8, 2018 - June 10, 2018

BULAREYAUNG DANCE COMPANY

LUNA 

Bulareyaung Pagarlava X Luluna Bunun Choir

Commissoned by National Taichung Theater

Against the soundscape of Pasibutbu-a polyphony signing recognized by the UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage, Bulareyaung Pagarlava in 2018 collaborates LUNA with Luluna Bunun Choir, a tribal choir well known for its rich voice tradition, in bringing the pristine movements and sounds from the Mother Nature. Don't miss the rare chance to see the music and hear the dance from Taiwan!

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Grantee: Bulareyaung Pagarlava

Exhibition / Taiwan

Exhibition: Place X Other Place

April 11, 2018 - May 27, 2018

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Grantees: Idas Losin, Talif Rahic

Performance / Taiwan

MeimageDance - New Paradise of Silent Island

May 24, 2018 - May 27, 2018

Praised as “the master of creating surrealist imagination,” Hsiao-Mei Ho is the highly attention-attracting Taiwanese female choreographer, and her works are imbued with rich imagery and humanistic reflection. Selected and integrated from the various images of Ho’s previous works, New Paradise of Silent Island is a collective creation with the spirit of Taiwanese cosplay. Ho’s dance creates a golden ukiyo-e from the hybridization of the sense of Taiwan and the foreign, presenting a metaphor of modern society where gaudiness and loneliness are juxtaposed with the puppet aesthetics of Barbie dolls. The strong local art style stands out among other contemporary dance works in Taiwan. 

New Paradise of Silent Island combines local Taiwanese cultural symbols with observations of social genders, and faithfully portrays the world in a time of change with ingenious surreal techniques. Blurring the boundary between reality and creation, the choreographer resonates with the audience deeply in a frame-breaking and interactive way, inviting them to wander around the stage under a diverse and chaos atmosphere of Taiwanese temple fairs. 

 

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Grantee: Hsiao-Mei Ho

Performance / Taiwan

HORSE Dance Theatre - Behalf

May 25, 2018 - May 27, 2018

HORSE

Behalf

Pichet Klunchun X Chen Wu-kang

From a distance, both look alike.
He from Taiwan, he from Thailand.
Their bodies move eloquently, Splintered between past and present.

Their stories speak of being between worlds,
before memory, inside politics, beyond expectations.
One is lonely, two is better.
Half full, half empty. Finding oneself in the other.

Two rebellious choreographers-Pichet Klunchun, an innovator in classical Thai classical dance and Chen Wu-kang, founder of Taiwan’s first all-male dance company HORSE-encounter in Behalf. Through an eloquent body dialogue that transcends documented history, defined geography and social taboos, they go to great lengths in dance to dethrone any gods proclaiming to be!

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Grantees: HORSE, Pichet Klunchun, Wu-Kang Chen