Baru Madiljin / Choroegrapher
Baru Madiljin graduated from the School of Dance of Taipei National University of the Arts and has lived in the city for 12 years. In 2009, Baru Madiljin returned to his hometown, Sandimen in Pingtung, to join his sister in the work of passing on the indigenous culture and arts. He became the Choreographer and Dance Director of Tjimur Dance Theatre
Looking back at the thirteen years of returning to the tribe, seeking harmony between modern dance training and tribal culture, Baru practiced opening his ears, humbly receiving the songs and languages of the elderly, and truly returned home.
Baru Madiljin attempts to reconstruct the public’s impression on dance forms and music aesthetics. His works fully showcase his creative energy and innovations through integrating and interweaving various art forms; he also interprets indigenous arts with different perspectives and diverse concepts.
He was praised by the British Internet magazine Spiked with “the choreography was strong…” while Kelly Apter from The Scotsman newspaper described his work as “Deeply touching… The passion is palpable.”