Luna 路呐 (SEA Premiere)
Dancers trek and search in the mountain mist under the moonlight, singing soul-guiding chants while demonstrating a pure body gait of labor. This is the truest form of man.
Choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava and the dancers went deep into the mountains in central Taiwan, to learn how to survive in mountainous forests in the Luluna village of the Bunun tribe in Nantou County. Bulareyaung Dance Company collaborated with the Luluna Bunun Choir, and sang ancient Bunun chants, which have been listed as a Cultural Heritage in Taiwan. From daily chants to the “exploit-boasting” acts of traditional hunters, they incorporate dance arts into the Bunun culture to reflect the tradition, to reflect the contemporary, and to allow dancers to explore and return to their inner self.
The dance work summons those who have been separated from nature to enter the mountains in which the piece breathes, creating an opportunity for a dialogue between traditional and modern times.
Date: 14 to 16 July 2023 (Friday to Sunday)
Time: 8pm (14 to 16 July), 3pm (16 July)