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COMPASS MAGAZINE > February 2016
 
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2016 Taichung Traditional Arts Festival

Words by Taichung City Government Cultural Affairs Bureau
Translated by Carrie Chang Chien

The "2016 Taichung Traditional Arts Festival" will be held from February 8th to February 14th, 2016, across the following venues: The Taichung City Da Dun Cultural Center, the Taichung City Huludun Cultural Center, the Taichung City Seaport Art Center, the Taichung City Tun District Art Center and the Taiwan-Story Museum respectively. The Taichung Traditional Arts Festival is hoping to light up the atmosphere of the traditional holidays, giving the public a way to enjoy arts and leisure during the Lunar New Year.

2016臺中市傳統藝術節 2016臺中市傳統藝術節
Left: Guokuang Taiwanese Opera Company
Right: National Taiwan College of Performing Arts Troupe of Acrobatics, Jin Yu Man Tang

The event is based on the theme "Drum Dance E Sky-high Luck in Monkey Year" and combines local traditional art culture with international art culture. Nearly forty performing local and international teams have been invited to attend, and there are seventy-eight shows in total. Each location will hold different events such as DIY camps, Art Market, and street performances. Moreover, there will be red envelopes in limited numbers given out, symbolizing good-luck for citizens in the coming year.

2016臺中市傳統藝術節 2016臺中市傳統藝術節
Left: Yi Ji Dance Troupe
Right: The Muddy Basin Ramblers

The performances include the internationally-and locally-famous Ten Drum Art Percussion Group, National Taiwan College of Performing Arts Troupe of Acrobatics, Soy La Ley Afro-Cuban Jazz Band and outstanding local performing teams like Chio-Tian Folk Drums and Arts Troupe, He He Music Group, Guokuang Taiwanese Opera Company, Wu Chou Yaun Palm Puppet Troupe, Taiwan Yang-Qin Ensemble, Yi Ji Dance Troupe. In addition, international performing teams include Nagara drums from Azerbaijan, Malaysia Professional Cultural Chinese Orchestra, Bolivian Indian Music Group, Okinawa Taiko Drum and The Muddy Basin Ramblers. These performers will certainly bring you unforgettable shows, and it is hoped to bring audiences the beauty of local traditional arts as well as different international art cultures.

Taichung City Dadun Cultural Center
Date Time Events
Feb. 8-10 11 am-3 pm DIY camps
Feb. 8-9 2-5 pm 6 performances
Feb. 10-12 10:30 am-12 pm
2:30-4 pm
12 performances
Taichung City Huludun Cultural Center, Taichung City Seaport Art Center, Taichung City Tun District Art Center
Date Time Events
Feb. 8-14
10 am-4 pm Art Markets
Feb. 8-14 10 am-4 pm DIY camps
Feb. 8-9 2-5 pm 20 performances
Feb. 10-12 10:30 am-12 pm
2:30-4 pm
32 performances
Taiwan-Story Museum
Date Time Events
Feb. 8 2 pm Chinese New Year
2:30-4 pm Performances
Feb. 9-12   6 performances

This advertisement is provided by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taichung City Government.

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