Bulareyaung Dance Company was founded in 2015 by the indigenous choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava in Taitung, on the island’s southeastern coast. Bulareyaung leads a group of dancers to work in the mountains and sing old chants by the waterside. By entering into a profound interaction with nature on a regular basis, the dancers dig deeper and deeper into their indigenous heritage, which acts as a starting point for them to develop their unique body movements from their shard body vocabulary.
Since its founding, the company has presented several productions, including La Song (2015), Qaciljay (2016), Colors (2016), Stay That Way (2017), Luna (2018), and #Yes or No (2019). Stay That Way won the Taishin Performing Arts Award in 2017, and Luna further won the coveted Taishin Arts Award Annual Grand Prize in 2018. It is the first performing troupe to be awarded in two consecutive years.