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Poster

2020TIFA Bulareyaung Dance Company Not Afraid of the Sun and Rain

Apr 17, 2020 - Apr 19, 2020
Venue:National Theater (No.21-1, Zhongshan S. Rd.)

PERFORMANCE POSTPONEMENT

2020 Taiwan International Festival of Arts (TIFA) is postponed in response to COVID-19. Bulareyaung Dance Company's Not Afraid of the Sun and Rain (April 17-19, 2020) performances are subsequently postponed. Dates tba.

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EVENT CANCELLATION
〓 Bulareyaung Dance Company's Dance Workshop 〓 CANCELLED
Speakers:Bulareyaung, choreographer
Time:April 11, 2020 (SAT) 14:00-16:00
Venue:National Theater Rehearsal Room
※Free.

Bulareyaung Dance Company (BDC), winner of the Taishin Arts Awards for two years in a row, is returning to the National Theater. BDC is founded and rooted in the East of Taiwan, and Bulareyaung and his dancers are living and dancing there. Now they would like to tell you: "aka katalaw ko cidal, aka katalaw ko 'orad"-that is, "not afraid of sun, not afraid of rain."

The folksongs of the Amei tribe are taught to children in the tribe, thereby passing from generations to generations. With diligent work and participation in the tribe affairs, would they be able to find their way home in the depth of their hearts through these folk songs?

Bulareyaung and his dancers walked into the Amei tribe in Taitung. They humbly labored, learned and participated in the entire process of annual tribal rituals along with members of the Amei tribe, who are living on the coast of the Pacific and raised by the ocean.

Duration: Approx. 75 minutes, without intermission.
The age guidance of this production is 12+
Pre-talk: 30 minutes before every performance at the lobby of National Theater.
Post-talk: 4/19(Sun.) at the lobby of National Theater.

Bulareyaung, who has been known for his efforts in digging into and then deeply staring at the gaps of tribal and personal identities, is now looking for a road that is hidden in artist Ai Weiwei's words: "The longest road in a man's life is the road leading to him/herself."
The BDC members are used to walking into tribes and humbly learning. Now they take a detour and swim toward themselves in the sea, hoping that the ocean will infuse courage into their dancing bodies.

Bulareyaung Pagarlava is from the Paiwan tribe of Eastern Taiwan. During the last two decades, Bulareyaung has been invited on numerous occasions to choreograph and perform for various contemporary dance companies both in Taiwan and internationally. However, his increasing awareness of his Paiwan identity has led him towards a new path, focusing on his own indigenous culture and working with the talented youths who are ke