Performing Arts Lectures

Interdisciplinary artistic fusion has recently become a mainstream performing format. Apart from engaging well-known faculty to teach topics concerning percussion music, this year’s percussion music summer camp also offers a well-planned series of performing arts lectures across tradition and modernity, covering the culture of Taiwan and the world. Such a wide range of topics will provide opportunities for cultural interchange, and expose students to many performing arts. Students will also be able to apply their inspiration gaining from these performing arts to percussion music, and then achieve new heights of interdisciplinary creativity!

2019/7/29(一)

Hula Hoop

Wu, Tsuei-Fen

Wu, Tsuei-Fen

National Fu Hsing Dramatic Arts Academy 4th term (generation “Yuan”), Member of Taiwan Acrobatic Troupe, National Taiwan College of Performing Arts. Every performance, whether in Taiwan or abroad, are missions to pass down our art heritage. While I have traveled all over the world, my dream has always been the nourishment of my mind. No matter how time flies, passion is my motivation to go on, and art forms the colors of life. Always follow your heart.

Experience

Performed several times in Singapore’s River Hongbao and Chingay Parade events
Participated in several cultural performances organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs while visiting Taiwan’s diplomatic allies, including Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Haiti.
Participated in a performance tour organized by the Overseas Community Affairs Council in the United Kingdom, Spain, Vienna, France, etc.
Participated in the co-creation of Taiwan Acrobatic Troupe and Golden Dragon Entertainment, performing in the United States for three months and a half (Oriental World).
Participated in a performance tour organized by the Overseas Community Affairs Council in Brazil, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, etc.
Invited by Columbia Artists Management, Inc. to do a three-month tour in the United States (Mysterious Oriental World)、(Chinese Rhyme)、(Chinese Bloom).
Performed several times in the Double Ten Day celebration of the Ryukyu Islands.
Invited by Dacom Corp. to perform in Korea.
Performed in the 9th Biennale de la Danse de Lyon.
Participated in the performance of Taipei Goodwill Mission at Phoenix China Town.
Participated in the touring exhibition “Treasures of the Son of Heaven” of the National Palace Museum in Germany.
Invited by Radin Mas Community Club of Singapore to do a benefit performance in Malaysia.
Performed at the Canada International Children’s Art Festival.
Participated in performance tours organized by the Overseas Community Affairs Council in Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Europe and America.
Taiwanese festivals such as the Lantern Festival and the Double Ten Day.

2019/7/30(二)

Sport Stacking

Zhu Ya-Fang

Zhu Ya-Fang

The benefits of learning sport stacking:

The sport stacking class has multiple benefits for your children.
It is not only a challenging and fun sport,
but also a good way to help your children express themselves.
Sport stacking puts emphasis on hand-eye coordination and concentration.
As children mostly focus on schoolwork during the semester,
this class aims to provide students with more diverse courses.
This fun sport can increase children’s concentration at school,
make them more focused,
and increase metabolism and energy consumption.

Sport Stacking
Overall Goal: Increase concentration, reflexes, physical fitness, coordination and provide a positive outlook on life (self-confidence, sportsmanship, relationships, optimism)

2019/7/31(三)

Pound Fit

Elan Lo

Elan Lo

In my nearly 15 years of teaching experience, I have never stopped learning. Through the annual training of the AFAA instructor, I know that this industry is constantly changing and improving. In 2006, I chose to study performing arts at National Taiwan University of Arts. In class, an aerobics teacher is also a performer. We have to consider how to attract students’ attention. In 2011, I continued to study a master’s degree at National Taiwan Sport University, broadening my knowledge. My academic studies helped me pay more attention to the safety and effects of aerobic group classes.

2019/8/1(四)

Narrative and Musical Performance

Chu De-Kang

Chu De-Kang

Chu De-Kang, with rich facial expressions and a deep and powerful voice, is good at imitating and singing, proficient in several dialects, exceptionally quick-witted and extremely funny.
In 2001, he became the pupil of Wei Wen-Liang, first-class xiangsheng (crosstalk) actor of China. In 2005, he won the first prize in the overseas group of the Comic Dialogue Xiangsheng Competition by Beijing Media Network. In 2006, he attended the CCTV New Year’s Gala, winning the Most Popular Performance Award. After that, he was invited again to the CCTV New Year’s Gala and the Beijing TV Spring Festival Gala to perform xiangsheng, receiving positive feedback from the audience.
Xiangsheng evoked his desire to perform, and he has been active in the theaters, on TV and on the radio ever since. However, Chu De-Kang stays true to his principle—to bring happiness to the audience.

2019/8/2(五)

Contact Juggling

Jester

Jester

Jester dedicates himself to promoting Taiwanese juggling arts. Once a professional yo-yo player and founder of the Taiwan Yo-Yo Contest, he now turns to juggling, focusing on contact juggling. He hopes to bring juggling into everyday life so that more people can get to know this sport.

2019/8/3(六)

Taiwanese Opera

Tang Mei Yun Taiwanese Opera Company

Tang Mei Yun Taiwanese Opera Company

Tang Mei Yun Taiwanese Opera Company has marched into its 22nd year. The mission of “Preserving Traditions while Seeking the Innovations” keeps upgrading the traditional opera to the level of exquisite art, as well as promoting the interdisciplinary collaborations and talent incubations. Through the joint efforts of senior actors from everywhere, with various ingenuity and creativity, a new impression of the Taiwanese opera can be expected, which will attract the old, middle and young generation to recall the glory of Taiwanese Opera.

Tang Mei Yun Taiwanese Opera Company continuously creates 1-2 new productions annually. Since “Love on Pregnancy”, the annual drama of the 4th year, Tang Mei Yun Taiwanese Opera Company has been nominated for the Golden Bell Award of Traditional Drama Program Award for 5 consecutive years. In 2007 “Who Is My Bride” won the 42nd Golden Bell Award of Traditional Drama Program Award. In 2014, the troupe was awarded the Group Award at the first annual Artistic Education Contribution Awards. In 2016, the opera “The Maze of memories” won Best Group Performance of the Year at the 27th Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music. In 2017, the opera “The Wind from the Heart” won Best Group Performance of the Year at the 28th Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music. Tang Mei Yun Taiwanese Opera Company has also been selected as one of the supporting groups by Ministry of Culture every year since the 4th year of its establishment. Furthermore , In 2019, the troupe was selected into the 27th Taiwanese Brand Plan for Outstanding Performance Team and has been one of Taiwan’s most representative art groups.

“Contributing to the community by Taiwanese Opera culture” is the root of Tang Mei Yun Taiwanese Opera Company. In addition to preserve the beauty and elegance of the traditional culture, it also combines the oriental Opera tradition with symphony, which successfully establishes a new opera cultural milestone; at the same time, it also goes deep into the campuses, communities and temple fairs in Taiwan, and even visits China, the United States, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia and many places for international cultural exchanges, even more, the troupe goes to Japan, South Korea and Cambodia to shoot outdoor scenes. All efforts are made for achieving the self-expectation-to be with the audience, to evolve with the times, and to walk with the finest, so that the artistic traditional opera can deeply rooted in Taiwan and blooms on the international stages.