Friday, July 23, 2010

Taiwan dance troupe to perform at Borneo Culture Festival

SIBU: An internationally renowned dance troupe, Hwa Kang Dance Troupe from Taiwan, will present a story about life and nature at the Borneo Culture Festival (BCF) tonight.

The troupe, from the Chinese University of Taiwan, was founded in 1967 under the sponsorship of the University of Chinese Culture.

Members of the troupe are mostly students and alumni of the Dance Department of the University.

During their visit to the Sibu Municipal Council (SMC), Level 24, troupe leader Professor Wu Man Li said apart from making regular appearances in Taiwan, the troupe has often been invited abroad.

“We often get invitations to perform in Europe and we had been touring around and performing in United States, Europe, South Korea, Singapore, China, Egypt and today, we are making our first appearance in Sibu,” Wu said.

The troupe will be presenting three dances — Chinese dance ‘One Cloud’, Modern Ballet ‘Distance’ and Modern Contemporary ‘Vanity and Emptiness’.

Inspired by the variation of cloud, Wu created the Chinese ‘One Cloud’ dance to represent different cloud and weather patterns.

“The cloud could be smooth, slow or very fast; we are presenting this unique nature through our dance using the fan and long silk,” she explained.

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