Taiwan Season: Gaze of the Kavaluan

Taiwan Season: Gaze of the Kavaluan


Taiwan Season: Gaze of the Kavaluan

Tjimur Dance Theatre | UK PREMIERE

7 – 30 Aug
18.30 | 40 mins | 16+
7 – 9 Aug £8 (£6 conc)
11 – 30 Aug £10 (£8 conc)

An incisive contemporary dance piece from Taiwan (Republic of China), an exploration of self, art and sexuality, and the traditions of female chastity among indigenous Paiwan and Rukai people. The lily has long been the symbol of female chastity within those cultures, but its meaning has been tarnished over time and it is now little more than a narrow measure of perceived virtue. The choreographer, Baru Madilin, uses his own indigenous background to inform a satirical postmodern work of dance and theatre, providing unique cultural insight.

Deeply touching. Scotsman, 2014, on Kurakuraw Dance Glass Bead

Superbly danced, [Gaze of the Kavaluan] is a raw protest against the restrictive mores of traditional society. ★★★★ The Skinny, 10 August 2015  

 

 

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