Dance Forum Taipei
Dance Forum Taipei is the representative of contemporary dance in Taiwan. Through engaging different choreographers, the Company acts as an open forum for these artists to come together to present and to study their ideas first hand.
Led by Ping Heng as Founder and Artistic Director, the Company presents performances of commissioned and re-constructed choreographies from different artist of diverse styles, ranging from inventive abstract vignettes to fantastical full-length dance theatre works.
DFT has presented 80 productions collaborating with 56 choreographers and 163 designers since its inception in 1989. Starting in 2008, the Company develops co-production with international companies and production house, including NDT, Skånes Dansteater, Korzo Theater and Mercat de les Flors. It has toured more than 1,000 performances, throughout the island of Taiwan as well as 39 major cities in Asia, Europe and North America.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Company plans to present 4 productions to reinforce its core believe in Dance, Creativity and Artistry. The 4 productions present works from DFT choreographers and international choreographers who has been commissioned before and with the best results.
The productions are,
Jiang, including 3 programs with 8 choreographers from DFT, collaborating with 18 designers, presented in Mary of 2019.
Dance Force, mixed program of Toru Shimazaki, premiered at National Taichung Theater in September of 2019.
Media, choreographed by Marina Mascerell, will be premiered at Weiwuying National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in fall of 2020.
Moon River 2.0, collaborating with Condors from Japan, will be premiered at National Theater of National Performing Art Center, Taiwan International Festival of Arts in fall of 2021.