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 84 productions collaborating with 56 choreographers and 168 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 close to 1,000 performances, throughout the island of Taiwan as well as 39 major cities in Asia, Europe and North America.
Artistic Director／PING Heng
Founder and Artistic Director of Dance Forum Taipei (DFT) and Crown Theater. Holds an MA degree in Dance from New York University and is a certified Labanotation teacher.
Ping founded Taipei Dance Workshop in 1984, and started DFT in 1989. In addition to the annual production by DFT, Ping also produces the annual Crown Arts Festival in 1994-2006. From 1997 to 2006, Ping conducted the Asian Little Theatre/Dance Exchange Network, collaborating with theaters and dancers in major cities in Asia. She served as Chairperson of the Performing Arts Alliance, Artistic Director of National Chiang Kai- Shek Culture Center, Dean of Dance College, National Taipei University of the Arts and was on the Board of National Performing Arts Center.