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Taiwanese American Heritage Week .Asian Heritage Month in Canada
2016 Taiwanese American Heritage Week ‧ Asian Heritage Month in Canada
Publish Date: 2016/08/01
Update Date: 2016/12/16

  In 2016, OCAC invited the participation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,The Ministry of Culture,The Ministry of Education,The Hakka Affairs Council, as well as the Council of Indigenous Peoples,The Sports Administration of Ministry of Education, and the Taiwan Tourism Bureau, to help select distinguished performing groups for the North American tours. The two selected groups were "Formosa Circus Art" and "Mad Theater".

  Formosa Circus Art primarily performed in Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Twin Cities, Seattle, Portland, Milpitas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County, Vancouver, Edmonton and Honolulu. The tour comprised 14 performances in 13 cities. With the theme "Taiwan-The Heart of Asia", the program was a fusion of Taiwanese acrobatics and creative performance with Western elements, together with Hakka and Taiwanese aboriginal music and dance, thus presenting a mixture of Taiwanese cultures. With the perfect combination of the East and the West, tradition and modernity, the troupe had shared with international audience the beauty of Taiwanese performance arts.

  Mad Theater primarily performed in Miami, Gainesville, Houston, Atlanta, Cary, Washington D.C., New York City, Boston, Toronto and Montreal. The tour comprised 12 performances in 10 cities. With the theme "Dancing Flower", the program featured Taiwanese folk songs with the theme of flora. Meanwhile, the performance incorporated the elements of glove puppetry and Taiwanese opera, presenting a superb combination of music and dance. By delivering their brilliant and professional performance, the troupe revealed the originality and diversity of Taiwan's modern dance to overseas compatriots and international friends.

Formosa Circus Art - St. Paul River Center in Twin Cities, Minnesota on May 6, 2016
Formosa Circus Art - Union Square in San Francisco on May 14, 2016
Mad Theater - Kennesaw State University in Atlanta on May 15, 2016
Mad Theater - Union Square in New York City on May 22, 2016
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