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COMPASS MAGAZINE > February 2010
 

2010臺中市傳統藝術節

2010臺中市傳統藝術節
Du-Xing Elementary School
Dance Troupe

2010臺中市傳統藝術節
Du-Xing Elementary School
Dance Troupe

2010 Taichung Traditional Arts Festival

An expression of youth and creativity through 'Tradition' and 'Avant-Garde'

Words by Taichung City Cultural Affairs Bureau
Translated by Naomi Lai

To celebrate the Lantern Festival, which is a very important Chinese traditional holiday, Taichung City Cultural Affairs Bureau is holding the 2010 Taichung Traditional Arts Festival from Feb. 26 (Fri) to March 7 (Sun) at the Wenxin Forest Park and Fulfillment Amphitheater. Art performance groups from around the nation along with professional and student groups based on central Taiwan will demonstrate the spirit of "youth and creativity" to add on the vitality of Taichung City with their performances.

Among the programs, "Together Forever", co-worked by Taiwan Choi-Tian Folk Drum & Arts Group and 'IfKids' Theatre Co., makes an amazing attempt to include Chinese traditional folk-art and western kids play. Other performances like traditional glove puppet shows and modern Jin-Kuang glove puppet performances are included in the program. There are also lion and dragon dances from Taiwan and China as well as Taiwanese opera performances. Moreover, Ming Hwa Yuan Arts & Cultural Group will be showcase its special Lantern Festival performance - "Six Hundred Years of Chinese Lanterns", merging modern jazz and modern dance into traditional Chinese opera.

2010臺中市傳統藝術節 2010臺中市傳統藝術節
Left: Taiwan Chio-Tian Folk Drum & Arts Group and 'IfKids' Theatre Co. Photo by Chao Cho-lin
Right: Ming Hwa Yuan Arts & Cultural Group 'Six Hundred Years of Chinese Lanterns'

Besides, a traditional arts market is set up during the festival to sell goods such as sugar paintings, traditional Chinese toys, ocarinas, carved stones and carved "hulu" bottle gourds. Free traditional DIY courses for children are available daily to further people's understanding of making Chinese knotting, bamboo-copters, sugar-coated fruit (tanghulu) and Chinese cotton candy ("dragon's beard" candy). All activities are open to the public.

For more information, please visit the Taichung City Government's official website at www.tccgc.gov.tw, or call (04) 2372-7311, ext 366, 367. For information about the Taiwanese opera performance, contact Ming Hwa Yuan Arts & Cultural Group at www.twopera.com, or call (02) 2772-7863.

Programs
[Main Stage]: Fulfillment Amphitheatre
[Side Stage]: Wenxin Forest Park Motorcycyle Parking Lot
Date
Time/ Performance & Performing Group
16:30~18:00
19:30~21:00
2/26(Fri) Grand Opening Ceremony
  [Main Satge] Grand Opening Ceremony: Cross-Strait Joint Traditional Arts Performances
(1) Hubei Gao-Long Performance Group
(2) Taiwan Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe
(3) Diabolo Dance Theatre
2/27(Sat)
[Side Stage] Student Group Performances
(1) Dance Troupe from Taichung County Youth Senior High School
(2) Traditional Music Ensemble from Zheng-Ping Elementary School
[Main Satge] Sung-Jiang Formation
Chinese Opera Performance
Guo Guang Opera Company
2/28(Sun)
[Side Stage] Student Group Performance
(1) Drum Group from Sie-He Elementary School
(2) Community Dance and Drum Group
(3) Dance Troupe from Du-Xing Elementary School

[Main Satge] Joint Performance by Traditional and Modern Theater
'Together Forever' by Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe and 'IfKids' Theatre Co.

3/1(Mon)
[Side Stage] Passing on Chinese Opera Traditions
Students from the Chinese Opera course of Taichung City Cultural Affairs Bureau
[Main Satge] Modern Taiwan Glove Puppet Performance
Liao-Wen-He Puppet Show Troupe
3/2(Tue)
[Side Stage] Cross-Strait Joint Traditional Arts Performances
Hubei Gao-Long Performance Group
Shih Chien University Sung-Jiang Formation
[Main Satge] Creative Traditional Theatrical Performance
'Six Hundred Years of Chinese Lanterns' by Ming Hwa Yuan Arts & Cultural Group
3/3(Wed)
[Side Stage] Kung Fu Performance
Ting-Wei Lion Dance Troupe
[Side Stage] Chinese Opera Performance
Guo Guang Opera Company
3/4(Thus)
[Side Stage] The Flying Melodies
Li Fang Yuan Peikuan Band, Erhshui Music Group
[Side Stage] Chinese Opera Performance
I Hwa Yuan Arts & Cultural Group
3/5(Fri)
[Side Stage] Children's Honan Opera Performance
'Money is Moving' by Taiwan Bangzi Company
[Side Stage] The Puppet Master
Liao-Wen-He Puppet Show Troupe
3/6(Sat)
[Side Stage] Traditional Arts Performance
Kaohsiung County Shun Sian Gong Sung-Jiang Formation
[Side Stage] Hakka Night
Shang Shang Dancing Group from Maoli Ying Chin Liu Chang Hakka Band
3/7(Sun)
[Side Stage] Art of Drums
Then Drums Art Percussion Group, Succession Percussion Group
[Side Stage] The Puppet Master
Long Ea Ger Puppet Show Troupe
Note: programs may be subject to change

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