Baru Madiljin / Choroegrapher
Baru Madiljin graduated from the School of Dance of Taipei National University of the Arts. Though had lived in urban communities for ten years, Baru Madiljin did not lose the nutrients he once acquired from his mother land; he communicates his inner self to the public with his body, providing a dialogue between traditional and modern concepts through body language.
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.”
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, and presented 2009 Kurakuraw – Yearning for the Feather, 2010 Mananigai – Warrior, 2011 Kavaluan – Longing for the Lily, 2012 Kavulungan – the Living Forest, 2013 Kurakuraw – Dance of the Glass Beads, 2013 Gaze of the Kavaluan, 2013 Umaq – Slate House, 2014 Qai~I – the Sigh of Memory, 2015 As Four Step, 2016 2 Gather (co-production with Black Grace, New Zealand), 2017 Varhung-Heart to Heart, 2018 Calisi-The Wedding on The Hillside and 2019 Ai~sa sa from 2009 through 2018. His works were often praised by and nominated for the Taishin Arts Award.
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.