A series of seminars on the late Taiwanese modern dance pioneer Tsai Jui-yueh (蔡瑞月) is scheduled to kick off on July 12 in Japan as part of the Spotlight Taiwan partnership between the Ministry of Culture and Aichi University.
From July 12 to 15, three seminars will be held respectively at Nagoya's Aichi Arts Center, Nagoya University, and Hitotsubashi University.
Renowned Japanese choreographers Orita Katsuko (折田克子) and Kae Kurachi (倉知可英), as well as Taiwanese veteran writer LiAng(李昂; also spelled as Li Uan), will attend the July 12 seminar and deliver speeches focusing on the dance, art, and literature influences between Japan and Taiwan.
Under the Ministry's Spotlight Taiwan program, US$4 million will be provided from 2013 to 2016 to selected universities and institutes for holding lectures, forums, workshops, exhibitions, and festivals on Taiwanese art, literature, history, popular culture, and film.
The funds are provided by Ruentex Group Chairman Samuel Yin and the program's current partners includetop universities and institutes in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and Singapore.