The Taipei Cultural Center (TCC) in New York participated in the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP) annual conference "Virtual Expo Hall" this week, introducing 31 Taiwanese teams and 4 major performance venues.
The Taiwanese groups that participated in the event this year included Cloud Gate Dance Theatre (雲門舞集), Bulareyaung Dance Company (布拉瑞揚舞團), Huang Yi Studio (黃翊工作室), Horse Dance Theatre (驫舞劇場), and Incandescence Dance (告白熾造), among others. The venues included National Theater and Concert Hall (台灣國家兩廳院), National Taichung Theater (台中國家歌劇院), National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) and Taipei Performing Arts Center (台北表演藝術中心).
Chang Hui-chun (張惠君), director of TCC in New York pointed out that COVID-19 has brought huge changes to the global performing arts scene, and both Taiwan and the U.S. performing arts world have shown resilience in the face of the challenges. She thanked the teams and performance venues that participated in the exhibition and noted that emerging artists in various fields continue to create in the hope of attracting the attention of international curators through their highly experimental and flexible performances.
"As the front line in North America, TCC in New York will not miss any exposure opportunities, and actively seeks to bring the post-pandemic face of Taiwan’s performing arts scene to the world stage," Chang said.
President and CEO of APAP Lisa Richards Toney pointed out that the cancellation of physical events this year is not a setback, since it is supported by performing arts partners in North America and APPA will continue to cooperate with partners in North America and across the world.