CHENG TSUNG-LUNG
Artistic Director

CHENG Tsung-Lung’s family owns a slipper factory. Hawking slippers on the sidewalks was part of his childhood and adolescent life. The dynamics of street life and pedestrians’ behavior later became the source of inspiration for his choreography.

After graduating from the Dance Department of Taipei National University of the Arts in 2002, CHENG performed internationally with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. He was the resident choreographer for Cloud Gate 2 from 2006 to 2010 and has served as its artistic director since 2014.

Honored as “Artist of 2011” by the Performing Arts Reviews, Taiwan, and awarded the Performing Arts Fellowship by the Asian Cultural Council, New York, in 2012, CHENG also won the top prizes in No Ballet International Choreography Competition, Germany; the Premio Roma Danza International Choreography Competition, Italy; the MASDANZA Choreography Competition, Spain; and the Taishin Arts Award, Taiwan.

CHENG had choreographed and restaged works for Transitions Dance Company at the Laban Centre, London; Expressions Dance Company, Brisbane; the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; and Focus Dance Company, Taiwan. In 2017, he created Full Moon for Sydney Dance Company.


HONORS

2012

Performing Arts Fellowship, Asian Cultural Council, New York

2011

MASDANZA Choreography Competition, Spain

Premio Roma Danza International Choreography Competition, Italy

The Performing Arts Award, Taishin Arts Award, Taiwan

“Artist of the Year,” Performing Arts Reviews, Taiwan

2006

No Ballet International Choreography Competition, Germany


WORKS

* marks the works created for Cloud Gate 2

2017

DREAM CATCHER*
Music: LI Daiguo

FULL MOON
Music: LIM Giong
A production created for Sydney Dance Company

2016

13 TONGUES*
Music: LIM Giong
A commission for 2016 Taiwan International Festival of Arts by National Performing Arts Center - National Theater & Concert Hall, Taiwan, R.O.C.

2015

BECKONING*
Music: CHUNG Cheng-da, Quiet Quartet

2014

DORIAN GRAY*
Music: Traditional Taiwanese Beiguan music, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mulatu Astatke, Camille Saint-Saëns, Tom Waits

2013

PRESENT
Music: Greg Brown
A solo created for Asian Cultural Council’s 50th anniversary celebration in New York

BLUE HOUR*
Music: John Tavener

2011

ON THE ROAD
Music: Traditional Taiwanese folk songs, traditional Asian music, Arvo Pärt, Tom Waits, John Tavener, Wushi Azer

2010

CRACK*
Music: Mu Child

2009

HAPPINESS AND MUSIC*
Music: CHUNG Yiu-kwong, WANG Chien-ming

THE WALL*
Music: Michael Gordon

RADIX
Music: Igor Stravinsky
A production created for Transitions Dance Company at the Laban Centre, London

2008

CHANGE*
Music: Terry Riley

2007

FRAGMENTS OF MEMORY
Music: Max Richter
A production created for Expressions Dance Company, Brisbane

2006

A DIGNIFIED JOKE*
Music: Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Einojuhani Rautavaara

TÊTE-BÊCHE
Music: LIANG Chun-mei

MEMORY
Music: Max Richter

2005

WHITE ADHESIVES
Music: J.S. Bach, DuOud, Aki Takase, Johann Strauss

2002

YAO
Music: Mira LIN