Hung Dance


Program: Birdy
US & ADF Debut
Running Time: 60 minutes, no intermission
Tickets: $30–$45, on sale April 23

Hung Dance Website

In 2017, choreographer Lai Hung-Chung founded Hung Dance, with the name Hung symbolizing the spirit of soaring freedom. Born from an unapologetic desire for flight, Birdy weaves Western mythology and Eastern traditions through stunning contemporary dance, challenging restriction through graceful movements and striking symbolism. A poetic response to whether “every free flight is born from a restriction,” the work explores life and nations’ unsteady skies. This poetic journey of individual and collective soaring confronts contemporary issues while transforming feathers into wings.

“…magnificently textured style, which shifts from earthy, raw-powered movement to jumps that send dancers sailing into the air like spirits.”

Friday, June 14 at 7:00 pm *Post-Performance Discussion
Saturday, June 15 at 7:00 pm

Photo credit: ChrisART STUDIO

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This project is supported by the Taiwan Academy of TECRO/Ministry of Culture in Taiwan.

The presentation is co-sponsored by Duke University’s Asian/Pacific Studies Institute.