Three Taiwanese performance troupes will join the Festival Internacional Cervantino, Latin America's largest arts festival that will open in the Mexican city of Guanajuato on Oct. 8 and run through 15.
The Tjimur Dance Theatre (蒂摩爾古薪舞集), Sizhukong (絲竹空), and A Moving Sound (聲動樂團) will bring contemporary performances to the prestigious festival, which will be joined by more than 3,500 artists from 38 countries this year.
Founded by Taiwanese pianist Peng Yu-wen (彭郁雯), Sizhukong is a jazz ensemble consisting of five members who combine jazz with traditional Chinese music. The ensemble will bring its latest album "Hand in Hand (手牽手)” to present the innovative side of Taiwan music on Oct. 8.
Following on Oct. 9, A Moving Sound, a music band founded by Mia Hsieh (謝韻雅) and Scott Prairie, will bring Taiwanese sounds and other Asian melodies through a creative presentation incorporating traditional instruments with Hsieh's unique vocal techniques.
From Oct. 14 to 15, the Tjimur Dance Theatre will stage its production of "As Four Step (似不舞).” Taking inspiration from the traditional dance and music of Taiwan's aboriginal Paiwan tribe, the troupe will present Paiwan culture through contemporary dance.
Supported by the Ministry of Culture, Mexican Trade Services Documentation and Cultural Office, and Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, the three troupes will then join Festival Internacional de las Artes Julio Torri following the end of Festival Internacional Cervantino.
In recent years, noted Taiwanese troupes such as Cloud Gate Theatre, U-Theatre, and Legend Lin Dance Theatre had also joined the previous editions of the Festival Internacional Cervantino.
For more information, please visit the event website at www.festivalcervantino.gob.mx/festival/.