Dancing Sun Dance Company

Dancing Sun Dance Company

Mission

Dancing Sun Foundation was founded in 1999 to present contemporary dance that blends Eastern culture with American modern dance aesthetics. Bih-Tau Sung, Founder and Director of DSF, aims to create pieces that transcend geographical and temporal boundaries of the human experience. Her work merges the past with the present, as well as Eastern and Western aesthetics to allow viewers into a window of unexplored, foreign worlds.

Established in August 1999

Founder/Director:
Bih-Tau Sung

Repertoires

2016: “Personal Steps” at San Jose Hoover Theater. “Starting from the conscious body, experience the resonance within.”

2014: “Dancing Feet” at History Park San Jose’s Ng Shing Gung. DSF explores an environment by using a site-specific space for dance creation and performance outside of a regular theater stage.

2012: Fall in Love with Formosa
Bih-Tau Sung (Dancing Sun Foundation), and Wen-jinn Luo and Han-chieh Tso (Scarecrow Contemporary Dance Company of Taiwan) present an evening of Modern dance.

2010: Love Without Barriers
Bird & Water Dance Ensemble, the first dance ensemble formed by people with physical, visual, and other disabilities in Taiwan.

2009: Still Lighting
Special performances by former principle dancers from Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan.

2008: Horizon
Best of works by Bih-Tau Sung along with guest artists Jin Wen Yu & Carol Abohatab.

2007: Dreamland Express
An original production featuring Taiwanese folk dance, traditional Attayal aboriginal tribe dance, and modern dance with Taiko.

2006: Solace – my dear, don’t be afraid, you are home now
A three-part dance rooted in a combination of the choreographer’s personal experiences with migration and the emotions that followed the anniversary of 9/11.

2005: Nakashi to the Ocean Beach
A new and original production inspired by Asian folklore of a bygone era.

2004: Nostalgia II – Sky Light
A part of Downtown Arts Series of the City of San Jose
Featuring Ru Ting Dance Company
Chih Ting Shih, Artistic Director

2003: Homage to the Deity
A part of Downtown Arts Series of the City of San Jose
In Collaboration with Taipei Folk Dance Company
Prof. Li-hua Tsai, Guest Artistic Director

2003: Melodies 2003
A part of Downtown Arts Series of the City of San Jose

2002: Mulan
A part of Performing Arts Series of the City of San Jose

2002: Lullaby for A Stormy Night
A part of Downtown Arts Series of the City of San Jose

2001: Nostalgia (period of Bih-tau Dance Workshop)
A part of Downtown Arts Series of the City of San Jose

2000: Mulan (period of Bih-tau Dance Workshop)

1999: Nostalgia (period of Bih-tau Dance Workshop)

1998: Nostalgia (period of Bih-tau Dance Workshop)

1991: The Tale of the White Serpent