• 60 minutes without intermission
• 6 and older suggested
• Outdoor performance, picnic mats welcome
Time to get drunk!
Don't be martyred slaves of Time, Get drunk! Stay drunk! On wine, virtue,
poetry, whatever! – excerpted from the poem Get Drunk by Charles Baudelaire.
This poem is the inspiration for Stay That Way by the Bulareyaung Dance Company. Its founder, Bulareyaung Pagarlava, is from the indigenous Paiwan tribe of Taiwan, and a well-known dancer and choreographer, who has worked with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre. In this production, he shares the beauty of indigenous ballads. Three singers perform traditional songs, complemented by the movements of dancers. This outdoor performance in the National Taichung Theater’s Sky Garden is not constrained by a stage, and, as Bulareyaung notes, that makes it purposely difficult to predict how it will unfold.
Artistic Director, Choreographer
Bulareyaung Pagarlava, Choreographer
Bulareyaung Pagarlava is from Taiwan’s indigenous Paiwan tribe. His name means “happy warrior” in his native language. He started his dance training at the age of 15 and choreographing when he was a student in the Dance Department of Taipei National University of the Arts.
A former dancer with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, Bulareyaung received a Performing Arts Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council to study in New York in 1998. He was a resident artist at the American Dance Festival in 2008. Three years later, he was invited to return to the Festival where he created Landscapes 2011 ADF.
Bulareyaung was twice commissioned by the Martha Graham Dance Company, for which he produced Lamentation Variation in 2009 and Chasing in 2011. In 2012, he was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Taiwan.
Bulareyaung Dance Company
The Bulareyaung Dance Company (BDC) was founded in 2014 by indigenous choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava in his hometown of Taitung, Taiwan. During the last two decades, Bulareyaung has been invited on numerous occasions to choreograph and perform for various contemporary dance companies both at home and abroad. However, his increasing awareness of his Paiwan identity led him on a new path. He now focuses on his own mother culture, as well as explores the music, dances and traditions of other indigenous cultures.
Dance with indigenous natural voices from land and hearts differentiates BDC from other contemporary dance companies and also outstands himself from regional to international.
Artistic Director, Choreographer / Bulareyaung Pagarlava
Technical Director, Set and Lighting Designer / LEE Chien-chang
Music Consultant / CHENG Jye-renn
Singers / Muagai Kasbelane, Senayan Kalrangilan, Ivi Kalaya
Rehearsal Assistant / CHOU Yu-jui
Dancers / CHOU Yu-jui, Kevan Tjuljapalas, Ponay Ngangiwan, HUANG Wei-chieh, HSU Ting-wei,
Giljigiljaw Tjaruzaljum, LEE Yi-chi, Si Pehbowen
Administration / Sicimi Simuy, HSUEH Shao-chun