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Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

The Dancing Figures

In contemporary art, dance holds a fairly important place especially in the prevailing languages of neo art and new generation. The transcendence of traditional art is the essential corner stone when it comes to initiating contemporary dance. And traditional art, with no doubt, originates from the wandering shadow and echo of the old spirits.

Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) is honored to host the 2015 Asia Pacific Dance forums and workshops under the support of Ministry of Culture. This event allows not only the fluidity of international knowledge but the expansion of networking of Asia-Pacific art and culture. Furthermore, the flourishing of art and culture of Taiwan can therefore be made known.

The world is at a rapid pace of shifting its way to disseminate knowledge in this technology generation. To host this event is to substantially strengthen the soft power of dance in Taiwan. On top of that, the possibility for future trans-border collaboration and resource sharing is foreseeable.

Wish all six hundred or more of our distinguished attendees can enjoy this fruitful event and have a pleasant exchange on TNUA's picturesque campus.

—Yang Chi-wen (楊其文), President of TNUA