Performances

Cloud Gate 2 TW

13 Tongues

Choreography: CHENG Tsung-lung

Choreographer CHENG Tsung-lung has always been fascinated by his mother’s stories about “Thirteen Tongues”: the street artist and legendary storyteller from their neighbourhood in Taipei was known for being able to slip into various roles. With his full-length work, CHENG succeeds in becoming a modern “Thirteen Tongues” himself: He transforms Taoist rites, festive parades and the bustling street life of Taipei into a fantasy world, blurring the past and the present, the real and the surreal. Against a mysterious soundscape of Taiwanese sounds, Japanese Nakashi melodies and the electronic music of LIM Giong, the dancers stomp and tremble in ecstasy like enchanted shamans in an endless festival.

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Artistic Crew:
CHOREOGRAPHY CHENG Tsung-lung | MUSIC LIM Giong | ART DESIGN HE Jia-sing | LIGHTING DESIGN SHEN Po-hung | PROJECTION DESIGN Ethan WANG | COSTUME DESIGN LIN Bing-hao | VOICE COACH TSAI Pao-chang | REHEARSAL DIRECTOR CHEN Qiu-yin

Co-Producers:
commissioned by National Performing Arts Center – National Theater & Concert Hall

Funders and Supporters:
Ministry of Culture, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

13 Tongues
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