ai~ sa sa

Love and laughter are the keystones of the latest show from the sibling-led Tjimur Dance Theatre, Taiwan's first contemporary dance company dedicated to the culture of the Paiwan people. Emotive yet essentially light-hearted and domestic, Tjimur's ebullient new production focuses on the shifting dynamic among four performers whose warm and sometimes bittersweet interactions encompass many moods and moments. The show's title is a multi-purpose colloquial interjection that can translate as 'Get over yourself!' There's certainly nothing pretentious about Tjimur's inviting and engaging work. Come get a taste of indigenous tribal customs given a fresh and universally contemporary slant.

  • Ljuzem Madiljin
    Director
  • Baru Madiljin
    Director
  • Ching Hao Yang
    Key Cast
  • LJaucu Tapurakac
    Key Cast
  • Tzu en Meng
    Key Cast
  • Sheng Hsiang Chiang
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 30, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Taiwan
  • Country of Filming:
    Taiwan
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD 1080p (1920 x1080)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe

    August 6, 2021
    Online Show
Director Biography - Ljuzem Madiljin, Baru Madiljin

Ljuzem Madiljin is an adjunct lecturer in the Dance Department of the Tainan University of Technology also is the founder and artistic director of Tjimur Dance Theatre. She was born in the Paiwan tribe of Sandi Village (Timur Tribe) south of Taiwan. She graduated from the Dance Department of the Tainan University of Technology and the Department of Cultural and Creative Industries of National Pingtung University. She was a director of the National Performing Arts Center, has lived in the tribe for many years, is the inheritor of traditional culture, and has been teaching culture and art.

In 2006, She founded the first contemporary dance company in Taiwan with Paiwan culture. From 2009 to 2021, she coordinated 15 performances and led a team to represent Taiwan to perform in Europe and Asia. In 2014, she explored the breathing methods from traditional steps and songs, and then developed Paiwan contemporary physical training, breaking through the dancers’ physical inertia, and continuing to develop their potential and limits.

In the fifteen years, it has insisted on sharing the beauty of Paiwan culture and philosophy through performing arts and has continuously created the possibility of the diversified development of aboriginal contemporary theater. In 2017, the "TJIMUR Art Festival" was established to build the bridge between tribal culture, art, also make a bridge by international artists. Press ahead with promoting a tribal performance touring, collaborating plan with the art venue in the city, and art promotion activities, etc.

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