"Performing Taiwan,” a program co-organized by the Taipei Cultural Center in New York and the University of Toronto, is bringing 16 arts and cultural events in 8 categories to the Canadian city from Jan. 22 to 25. In order to introduce the art and culture of Taiwan to the Canadian people, admission to all events is free.The program will provide a window into contemporary Taiwanese culture, showcasing both fresh performers and seasoned maestros at all of the events.
Many Taiwanese art groups, including Tjimur Dance Theatre,Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Contemporary Legend Theatre, and Chai Found Music Workshop, have been invited before to perform in Canada, according to the Taipei Cultural Center in New York. Many Taiwanese films have also been screened at previous renditions of the Toronto International Film Festival, and Taiwanese artists make lanterns to celebrate the LunarFest held at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto every year.
To strengthen cultural ties between Taiwan and Canada, the program will take place during the annual conference of the Canadian Arts Presenting Association in Toronto (CAPACOA). Performing arts managers and agents attending the conference will be invited to the "Performing Taiwan” series to network with Taiwanese groups, thereby developing additional opportunities for Taiwan's performing arts to shine in Canada.
More information can be found here: performingtaiwan.com