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Bulareyaung

Bulareyaung Pagarlava is from the Paiwan tribe of Taiwan. His name means “happy warrior” in his native language. He started his training at the age of 15 and began choreography when he was studying at the Dance Department, 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 in 1998 to study in the NYC. 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 created Lamentation Variation in 2009 and Chasing in 2011. In 2012, he was honored with Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in Taiwan.

From 2004 to 2006, Bulareyaung served as the Resident Choreographer for Cloud Gate 2 and had contributed Passage, UMA, Lily, Monday 2:10PM, Foreseen, Gloaming, and Uncertain / Waiting to company’s repertoire. In 2006, he was invited to choreograph Formosa, the Beautiful Island for Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan.

After traveling all over the world, Bulareyaung had decided in recent years to go back to his Paiwan origin, and further explore and promote the music, dance and tradition of indigenous cultures. In 2013, he directed and choreographed a large number indigenous musical, Pu’ing: Tracing the Atayal Route, premiered by Formosa Aboriginal Song and Dance Troup. In 2014, invited by the renowned calligrapher Ms. Tong Yang-tzu, he had choreographed for her first crossover theatrical work Sao, presented by the Taiwan International Festival of the Arts. Afterward, He was supported by LO Man-Fei Dance fund to back to his hometown and founded Bulareyaung Dance Company in August  2014.

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 Paiwani dentity has led him towards a new path, focusing on his own indigenous culture and working with the talented indigenous youths, who not only can dance, but also have great voices, an important characteristic. Through researching his own culture in greater depth with his own people, so as to find their own unique bodily expressions.