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COMPASS MAGAZINE > February 2013
 
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2013 Taichung City Traditional Art Festival

2013 Taichung City Traditional Art Festival

Fill your Taichung Chinese New Year holiday with art and culture

Words by Taichung City Government Cultural Affairs Bureau
Translated by Angel Pu

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Taichung City Government has organized the 2013 Taichung City Traditional Art Festival, which will take place at four of Taichung’s art and cultural centers including the Dadun Cultural Center, Holotun Cultural Center, Seaport Art Center and Tun District Art Center. There will also be a special performance at Taichung Folklore Park. This year, in addition to traditional Taiwanese performance arts, performance groups from overseas will also be present to compete and collaborate with their local counterparts. All are welcome to join these events (Feb. 12-15), consisting of performances, an art bazaar, folklore classes, parent-and-child events, and do-it-yourself activities.

For more information, visit http://www.culture.taichung.gov.tw or call (04) 2228-9111, ext. 25416 or 25417 to reach the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Governemnt.

2013 Taichung City Traditional Art Festival
Seaport Art Center:
Weijinglongshi Martial Dance
Group

Seaport Art Center
Time: Feb. 12-15
Address: 21, Zhongzhen Rd., Qingshui Dist.
(04) 2627-4568

On Feb. 12, dragon and lion dances will be put on by a professional dance group, while local and Costa Rican performance groups will be perform flamenco dancing and a magic show. A group of students will also provide Beiguan traditional Chinese music.

2013 Taichung City Traditional Art Festival
Tun District Art Center: The Ri
Group of Ming Hua Yuan
Taiwanese Opera

Tun District Art Center
Time: Feb. 12-15
Address: 201, Daxing Rd., Taiping Dist.
(04) 2392-1122

Ri Group, a sub-group of Ming Hua Yuan Taiwanese Opera, will give a performance on Feb. 13. Other featured groups include a Mexican band, flute ensemble, a dance group and a Taiwanese puppet-play group. There will also be a performing competition between drum bands from Taiwan and Gambia.

2013 Taichung City Traditional Art Festival
Dadun Cultural Center: The
One Band

Dadun Cultural Center
Time: Feb. 12-15
Address: 600, Yingcai Rd., West Dist.
(04) 2372-7311

To celebrate Valentine's Day, One Band will perform for couples on Feb. 14. Tourists also won't want to miss shows by a Japanese traditional dance group, the A-zhong Taiwanese Hand Puppet Show, Limayuangu Band, Yuanyuan Dance Group, and Yiji Dance Group.

2013 Taichung City Traditional Art Festival
Holotun Cultural Center:
ChaiFound Music Workshop

Holotun Cultural Center
Time: Feb. 12-15
Address: 782, Yuanhuan E. Rd., Fengyuan Dist.
(04) 2526-0136

On Feb. 15, the famous ChaiFound Music Workshop will perform with the Taichung-based Shengwuzhou Taiwanese Hand Puppet Show Group. A local aboriginal group, Limayuangu Band, will have a performing competition with another aboriginal performance group from the Andes. Other performances will be given by Umikaji from Okinawa, Sunglasses Band, and Little Frog Theatre Company.

 

Special event
Taichung Folklore Park
Time: Feb. 12-15
Address: 73, Lushun Rd., Sec. 2, Beitun Dist.
(04) 2245-1310

At 2 p.m. every afternoon, there will be performances by the Wenshaoxuansizhu Band, The Sun Band, Shengwuzhou Taiwanese Hand Puppet Show Group, and a dragon and lion dance group.

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