TJIMUR DANCE THEATRE
Varhung – Heart to Heart by Tjimur Dance Theatre
Venue 22: Dance Base / Time: 18.15 (50 mins)
August 3-5: £11 (£9) / August 7-12, 14-19, 21-26: £13 (£11)
Box office: 0131 225 5525 / Suitable for age 8 and above
Taiwan’s premier indigenous dance-theatre company presents a richly-patterned, open-hearted performance in which private feelings are always on the verge of being made public. Both physically and emotionally charged, Tjimur’s work embraces a bounty of intoxicating, artfully expressed sensations. Working in close collaboration with the company’s founding artistic director Ljuzem Madiljin, in-house choreographer (and sibling) Baru Madiljin and three dynamic dancers bring ancient Paiwan cultural traditions up to date. They know that every human heart holds profound secrets. Their appealing, fine-tuned awareness lends the unique personal and tribal impulses of Varhung – Heart to Heart a distinctly universal resonance.
Artistic director: Ljuzem Madiljin
Choreographer: Baru Madiljin
Dancers: Ching-Hao Yang, Ljaucu Tapurakac and Tzu-En Meng
Founded in 2006, Tjimur Dance Theatre is the first contemporary dance company dedicated to the indigenous Paiwan culture of Taiwan. Through its explorations of this living cultural heritage, Tjimur has created a unique style of dance that represents the modern body aesthetics of contemporary Paiwan people. The company also works with different performing artists and groups from Taiwan and abroad, collaborations which help to develop original dance forms and innovative production models that link Paiwan culture to the world.
‘Deeply touching...The passion is palpable.’ The Scotsman on Kurakuraw – Dance of the Glass Bead