Wed, Nov 14, 2012 - Page 12 News List

Taiwan’s artists go to market

The Huashan performance showcase last month provided an opportunity for small and medium-sized groups to show international arts curators that Taiwan has a hugely diverse arts scene

By Ian Bartholomew  /  Staff reporter

Whatever individual invitations might come out of the Huashan showcase, in an area where the name of the game is exposure, it can be said with some certainty that following the Huashan showcase, there are more people out there in arts festival land who know about Taiwan.

Chang Yu-kuo said that PAA will continue to organize these showcases in conjunction with the Huashan Living Arts Festival, suggesting that in the future, the organization will attempt to hold the showcase at a venue with better facilities than are currently available at Huashan. “We have held all the events at Huashan over the last three years because an important goal has been to revitalize Huashan as an arts and cultural space. This goal has been achieved already,” he said. For Taiwan’s struggling small- and medium-sized theater groups, it must be hoped that PAA will be as successful in putting Taiwan’s performance artists on the map.

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