Lin Zhu-an, Hung Ping-shun, and Li Ping-kuei received a certificate that recognizes them as important preservers of Taiwan's traditional performing arts and craftsmanship from Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun.
Qianshuizhuang means "drawing spirits out of the water" and the one held in Yunlin's Kouhu Township is the largest ceremony of its kind in Taiwan. Most importantly, this is the only folk festival that ensued from a historical disaster.
Ahead of Cloud Gate patriarch Lin Hwai-min's year-end retirement, Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun offered her highest tribute to Lin for his many years of "irrigating the land and the souls of its people with art."
Hsing Legend Theatre is a newly launched Peking opera troupe founded by a group of young opera lovers from the well-established Contemporary Legend Theatre to promote the beauty of traditional theatrical arts.
Based on the core belief that "where there are lives, there are bodies; where there are bodies, there are movements," Dua Shin Te Production emphasizes seeking new approaches to body utilization through self-awareness.