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Hung Dance "Birdy(羽人)" - Taiwan presents
Wednesday, January 18
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - Tuesday, January 31, 2023
This is an online event at Performing Arts from Taiwan Go to event website
Performing Arts from Taiwan
Artist Fees
Online Showcase
Artist / Group Name
Hung Dance
Expo Hall Space #
Booth 112
Special Instructions

Hung Dance is a contemporary dance company from Taiwan. Founded on May 5, 2017, the artistic director and choreographer Lai Hung-Chung named the company after the word "hung(翃)" in the aspiration to fly - just as its meaning suggests. By stretching Tai Chi elements, Hung-Chung integrates contemporary thinking to cultivate a new dance vocabulary and further develops a unique training system. 

In Birdy, the dancer wears a special head piece called "Ling Zi." Its long pheasant tail feathers are often worn on warrior's helmets in traditional Chinese opera to show the warriors' strength and skill. In this duet, "Ling Zi" presents the image of a bird, an extension of the inner feeling, the desire to escape reality. "Ling Zi" sways as the dancer moves through space to show the real struggles and battles within. 

Production Info

  • Touring Personnel: 5 (1 Choreographer, 2 Performers, 1 Tour Manager, 1 Technician) Note: This piece can be performed by 2, 6, or 9 people. The 6-person version is titled “Boundless.”
  • Program Duration: 18 minutes or 57 minutes
  • Stage Dimensions: Birdy can be flexible for different ranges of sizes, durations and locations, including black box or even outdoor performances. 
  • Available Dates: Please contact Hung Dance for more information

Touring Contact

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About Taipei Cultural Center in New York

The Taipei Cultural Center in New York (TCC), which was established as the first overseas office of Taiwan's Ministry of Culture in 1991, builds connections through arts and culture in New York and throughout North America. Each year, we reach out to art museums, theaters, performing arts centers, film cinemas, festivals, curators, and presenters in the US and Canada. We support international cultural exchanges, collaborations, and artistic events in order to introduce Taiwan's arts and culture to a broader audience.