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ISSUE #578
The 45th Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF45) takes place from Aug. 3 through 13. Three films by Taiwanese directors as well as two US-Taiwan co-productions have been selected. In addition, Taiwanese American film editor Jean Tsien was announced as the recipient of AAIFF45's Media Award.
Shan Puppet Theater, an internationally acclaimed Taiwanese puppetry troupe, is touring in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Detroit, and Ann Arbor this August. Audiences are sure to enjoy the unique aesthetics of Taiwanese classical hand puppetry through intricate puppets, expert puppetry, and lively music.
Taiwanese groups is performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, as part of the Taiwan Season program. The shows that is presented include "Light of Life" by Diabolo Dance Theatre, "The Whisper of the Waves" by Shinehouse Theatre, and "Tomato" by Chou Kuan-jou.
Ministry Updates
Creative Expo Taiwan 2022 kicks off in Kaohsiung
Taiwan's Creative Expo, one of the largest cultural events in Asia, will take place for the first time in Taiwan's southern port city of Kaohsiung. The 10-day event will be held at Kaohsiung Music Center from Aug. 5 through 14 and Kaohsiung Exhibition Center from Aug. 10 through 14.
Taiwanese musicians honored at Global Music Awards
Five musicians from Taiwan, including Skyline Jazz Band, Suming Rupi, Tonic 5, 3PEOPLEMUSIC and Audrey Liu, were named as winners at the Global Music Awards, a top-tier music competition that honors talented musicians around the world.
Taiwan glove puppetry captures the hearts of NY audiences
To realize his family's dream of bringing Taiwanese glove puppetry to global viewers, the director of the Puppetry Art Center of Taipei Tsai Yi-wei, who is currently in New York participating in the Fulbright exchange program, collaborated with filmmaker Pan Hsuan-yu to work on a documentary titled "I, Puppet."
Cultural Features
Famous actor on Taiwanese stage and screen Ku Pao-ming was involved in television and theatre performances over several years, earning tremendous recognition for his acting skills, including winning two Golden Bell Awards and one Golden Horse Award. His superb showmanship brought endless laughter to his audiences and earned him the title of "comedy master."
Actor | Ku Pao-ming
Since its establishment, the Holo Taiwanese Opera Troupe has been committed to promoting Taiwanese opera (also known as koa-a-hi). Driven by a dedication to respecting tradition while boldly innovating, the troupe has been at the leading edge of the evolution of Taiwanese opera, creating and staging some 50 classic shows covering a wide variety of subjects and styles.
Holo Taiwanese Opera Troupe
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