The Wedding on the Hillside
(* “Calisi” means “a mountain slope” in Paiwan’s language, one of Taiwan’s aboriginal languages.)
Crashing into the calisiwhere memories have been interred
and excavating the story that once occurred,
on the meandering, bumpy path leading to wedlock,
trials of love one after another we have incurred.
Even in today’s society,
an idea seems to influence us to infinity,
the idea that one should marry one’s equal,
remains magnificent and beautiful.
Yet, what was gone, unnoticed,
Is the loving couple forced to go separately.
What has been witnessed
Is the great reluctance to give blessing generously.
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.
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.
Artistic Director｜Ljuzem Madiljin
Performers｜Ching-Hao Yang, Ljaucu Dapurakac ,Tzu-En Meng, Jhih-Hong Wu, Yi-Hsin Hsieh
Company Manager｜Shu-Ting CHIU
International Affairs Coordinator｜I-Hsuan LI