Led by choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava, the group of dancers openly display their personal stories, memories and traumas on the stage through the songs they pick to represent their own lives. #Yes or No, featuring the trending online usage of hashtag #, the performance touches subtly upon heavy social issues like identity, gender, cultural identity just like how now hashtag is used to highlight key points in daily exchange. The combination of personal stories and pop songs reflects all types of social oppression and draws out the true feelings of these dancers in the face of oppression, provoking laughter and tears.
Bulareyaung Dance Company
The Bulareyaung Dance Company (BDC) was founded in 2015 by indigenous choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava in his hometown of Taitung, Taiwan. Bulareyaung led a group of young dancers to explore their own indigenous roots and cultures through physical labor in mountain, singing by the shore, and numerous field trips and to find their own unique bodily s. In 2018, BDC won Performing Arts Award of the 16th Taishin Arts Award with Stay that Way and the next year, the company won the Annual Grand Prize of the same arts award with LUNA, becoming the first consecutive winner of Taishin Arts Award.
Artistic Director & Choreographer / Bulareyaung Pagarlava
Lighting Designer & Stage Manager / LEE Chien-chang
Music Design & Guest Dancer / Ponay Akiyok
Rehearsal Assistant / Aulu Tjibulangan, Kwonduwa
Dancer / Aulu Tjibulangan, Kevan Tjuljapalas, Giljigiljaw Tjaruzalum, Kwonduwa, Siyang Sawawan, Liay Kitoh, Awi Pawan, Lawis Mahay
Special Appearance / Shan Hay
Bulareyaung Dance Company #Yes or No
Approx. 110 minutes without intermission
This program contains profanity, violence and partial nudity. Viewer’s discretion is advised
Suggested for ages 15 and above and adult company is advised