Tijmur Dance Theatre - Varhung: Heart to Heart at Brighton Festival
Past Event
Dance & Circus

Varhung: Heart to Heart

Tue 12 Feb 2019

Ancient Taiwanese cultural traditions are brought up to date by one of the Pacific island's premier indigenous dance-theatre companies. Tjimur presents a richly patterned, open-hearted performance that shows how the Paiwan people, not used to discussing private feelings, use artforms to bring them to the surface. 

Working in close collaboration with the company’s founding artistic director Ljuzem Madiljin, in-house choreographer (and sibling) Baru Madiljin work with dynamic dancers to show how even a simple task such as weaving can lay bare your deepest emotions.

Such fine-tuned awareness lends the distinctly personal and tribal impulses of Varhung: Heart to Heart an eloquent universal resonance.