Taiwan art groups sparkle at #EdinburghFringeFestival 

| August 12, 2019
Four local Taiwanese art groups are showcasing their rich and creative performances until 25 August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.    Supported by the Ministry of Culture, the sixth Taiwan Season at the Fringe kicked off on August 2 at venues Dance Base and Summerhall. The lineup comprises B.Dance, Chang Dance Theatre and Dua Shin Te Production, as well as Shinehouse Theatre.

Boasting a five-star review from U.K. media outlet Broadway Baby, Floating Flowers by B.Dance is inspired by a Buddhist ceremony that sets illuminated lanterns adrift on a river to symbolize people letting go of their worries and fears.

Bout by Chang Dance Theatre, attracted critical acclaim, was named as one of the 12 best shows at the festival by U.K. broadsheet The Guardian. The dance company‟s latest work is inspired by boxing. Equally noteworthy is Monster by Dua Shin Te Production. Commissioned by Taipei City-based National Theater and Concert Hall, the modern dance piece delves into the ways people face their inner demons.

Fish by Shinehouse Theatre is the only drama piece in the season. It is adapted from a short novel by Taiwanese author Huang Chun-ming, incorporating puppetry and sign language to tell the story of a grandfather and his grandson.

Launched in 1947, the Fringe this year features over 3,800 shows from 63 countries and territories across 320-plus venues.

 

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