Ljuzem Madiljin /Artistic Director
Ljuzem Madiljim is the Founder and the Artistic Director of Tjimur Dance Theatre. Upon her graduation from the Dance Department at Tainan University of Technology, and completed the master's degree in Department of Cultural and Creative Industries at National Pintung University. She returned to her hometown, Tjimur Village in Pingtung County, where she started her career teaching and dancing more than 15 years ago. Now, she is pursuing her master’s degree in the Graduate Institute of Cultural Creative Industries at the University of Pingtung.
In the summer of 2006, Ljuzem established the Tjimur Dance Theatre, the first modern dance company in Taiwan dedicated to the presentation and promotion of the aesthetics and philosophy of ancient Paiwan culture. From 2009 to 2021, she coordinated 16 performances and led a team to represent Taiwan to perform in Europe and Asia. In 2014, she pioneered the Paiwan contemporary dance teaching system, dedicated to exploring Paiwan’s breathing method of singing and dancing, and then developed Paiwan contemporary physical training, breaking through the dancers’ physical inertia, and continuing to develop their potential and limits.
It has been a motto as well as a lifelong promise for Ljuzem that she must keep learning and paving the way for the indigenous kids to come back to their hometown. This has prompted her to have established the first professional dance company in Pingtung and to have toured in many indigenous villages to share their passion and inspire the wider audience in the south tip of Taiwan.