281 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 231-0023

Date (UTC+9)

12.3 Sat 18:30 - 19:50
Run time: 65 minutes. A pre-performance talk starts at 18:30.

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Audience ¥3,500
Professional ¥1,500
*The doors open 30 minutes before the show starts.
*Admission is not given to pre-school children.
*Please contact for tickets for wheelchair seats.

«LUNA» is a dance performance created by Bulareyaung Pagarlava, the Paiwan choreographer who seeks contemporary expression from Taiwanese indigenous culture after working with Cloud Gate (Taiwan) and Martha Graham Dance Company (New York), and dancers who come from different indigenous tribes as well as from the Han race. They visited Luluna, the largest village of the Bunun tribe in Taiwan at an altitude of 1,000 meters, to study the tribe’s singing that is registered as a cultural heritage in Taiwan and such traditions as “exploit-boasting act,” in which hunters shout out their gain of the day in a deep voice. The 17th Taishin Arts Award Annual Grand Prize (2019) was awarded to this piece for its “exploration of contemporary syntax and gestures in the indigenous tribe’s physicality and rituals, re-sampling of them, and enrichment of the spirit of contemporary dance from the perspective of ‘human’ existence.” Don’t miss the overwhelming physical expression that their deep dialogue with nature, history and the self generates!

Choreography: Bulareyaung Pagarlava
Costume Consultant: Keith Lin Bing-hao
Lighting Design: Lee Chien-chang
Projection Design: Hsu Yi-chun
Dancers: aulu tjibulangan, giljigiljaw tjaruzaljum, Kwonduwa Takio, Siyang Sawawan, Liay Kitoh, Awi Pawan, Chen Sheng-chih
Guest Dancers: Hsu Ting-wei, Chou Yu-jui, Kaniw Panay

Organized by Yokohama International Performing Arts Meeting Executive Committee
Co-organized by Taiwan Cultural Center, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan; ARTWAVE – Taiwan International Arts Network, National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan


Bulareyaung Dance Company
Photo by Lafun Photography

Bulareyaung Dance Company

The Bulareyaung Dance Company was founded in 2015 in Taitung by Bulareyaung Pagarlava, an aboriginal choreographer from Taiwan. They create unique body movements and vocabulary through working in the mountains, singing old chants by the waterside, and delving into their indigenous heritage and culture through regular field trips. «Stay That Way» won the Taishin Performing Arts Award in 2017, and «Luna» won its Annual Grand Prize in 2018. The Company has been invited to various venues across Taiwan, and has also toured to the United States, Canada, Singapore, Beijing, and Hong Kong.

Bulareyaung Pagarlava
Photo by Lafun Photography

Bulareyaung Pagarlava

Bulareyaung Pagarlava is from the Paiwan tribe of Taiwan. He left home to study at the age of 15 under a Han name, graduated from the Dance Department, Taipei National University of the Arts, and joined Cloud Gate with his original Paiwan name. He was awarded a fellowship by the Asian Cultural Council to study in New York in 1998. He was invited by Cloud Gate and Martha Graham Dance Company as a choreographer, and his works with these companies received international recognition. In 2015, he returned to his home Taitung and founded Bulareyaung Dance Company.