Because of the epidemic, the "Edinburgh Fringe Festival" resumed in 2021 in digital format. Considering the health risks to the Taiwanese team and to the British government's anti-epidemic measures, the Ministry of Culture (文化部) plans to proceed with the series of activities for the Taiwan season online, including online performances by four groups of performing arts teams, and four online forums for Taiwanese and international professionals. The plan is for the Taiwan season not to be absent on the international platform.
Watch the "Taiwan Season" Online on August 6. Photo/Retrieved from the official website of the event
To strengthen the overall impact of the event and enhance diversified international connection, the Taiwan Season is divided into two major units: the online performance "A Glimpse of Taiwan" and the online forum "Connecting with Taiwan". The former consists of four works that were selected for the Taiwan Season, “The Back of Beyond”( 無盡胎藏) by the Tai Gu Tales Dance Theatre (太古踏舞團), "Fighters" (五虎將) by the Les Petites Choses Production (小事製作), "Touchdown" (觸底的形色) by Incandescence Dance (告白熾造), and Tjimur's Ancient Dance Collection’s (蒂摩爾古薪舞集舞蹈) "Ay~Sa Sa" (哎～撒撒). According to Lin Hsiu-wei(林秀偉), Artistic Director of Taikoo Dance Troupe, Yang Nai-hsuan (楊乃璇), Artistic Director of Les Petites Choses Production, Cheng Hao (鄭皓), Artistic Director of Incandescence Dance, and the creativity of Baru Madiljyn (巴魯．瑪迪霖), Dance Director of Tjimur Ancient Dance Theatre, they conform and appeal to the international market and to the online viewers. They shoot new film or edit past recorded videos to create brand-new works.
Taiwanese art audience participated in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Photo/Retrieved from the official website of the event
From now on, audiences from all over the world can buy tickets online and watch the performance during the Fringe Festival from August 6th to 29th. Art audiences in Taiwan can also participate in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and watch the Taiwan season.