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ISSUE #581
Taiwanese groups are performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, as part of the Taiwan Season program. The shows include "Light of Life" by Diabolo Dance Theatre, "The Whisper of the Waves" by Shinehouse Theatre, and "Tomato" by dancer-choreographer Chou Kuan-jou.
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Thailand has joined hands with the Chinese Cultural and Educational Innovation Association and Thailand's Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University to launch the "Taiwan Eco-Island Paper Art Exchange Exhibition."
With the support from the Ministry of Culture, several Taiwanese performing arts groups are performing physically at various art festivals in Europe from July to Sep. this year, such as the Avignon Festival in France, Edinburgh Festival Fringe in the UK, and Germany's Internationale Tanzmesse NRW.
Ministry Updates
TaiwanPlus teams up with Discovery to showcase Taiwan
To showcase Taiwan's rich cultural heritage to the world, Discovery and TaiwanPlus jointly launched a brand-new TV series titled "TaiwanPlus Presents." The premiere on Aug. 18 was attended by some of the most important masters of Taiwanese folk arts.
Venice Production Bridge selects Taiwan as theme country
As part of the Venice International Film Festival, which will take place from Aug. 31 to Sep. 10, Taiwan's industry will feature as a Venice Production Bridge in Focus, which will allow Taiwanese industry players to have more opportunities to vie for international collaborations.
"Girl In The Water" wins Best Short Film
"Girl in the Water," a Taiwanese animated short film directed by Huang Shi-rou, was awarded the first prize in the Short Film Competition at the 5th Taiwan Film Festival in Australia. The film depicts femininity and female internal time-consciousness through the convalescence of a woman's broken heart.
Cultural Features
Hou Hsiao-hsien was once a teenager who spent his youth on gambling, fighting, and wandering the streets. The teenager who was considered to have no bright future nevertheless became a successful director. Hou turned his childhood memories into the 1985 semi-autographical film, "A Time to Live, A Time to Die,” where he reveals his coming-of-age story.
Director | Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hung Dance is a contemporary dance troupe founded in 2017 by up-and-coming choreographer and dancer Lai Hung-chung. In Mandarin, the character "Hung" symbolizes soaring into the sky. Inspired by traditional cultural elements and modern dance techniques, the emerging troupe has garnered increasing recognition in Taiwan and abroad, receiving invitations to participate in international choreography contests and dance festivals.
Hung Dance
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