Performing arts college provides therapeutic disaster relief 台灣戲曲學院推藝術行動療癒計畫

Sat, Mar 23, 2013 - Page 11

To help promote performance art therapy and utilizing the arts to provide spiritual healing to people in remote areas affected by natural disasters, the Motorola Mobility Foundation is sponsoring the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts’ (NTCPA) “Mobility Art Therapy Project.” The school’s president Chang Jui-pin says that performances provide people with artistic entertainment and allow young people to better understand the social significance of the performance arts.

Between four and six typhoons typically hit Taiwan every year, usually hitting rural mountain areas the hardest and devastating countless families. As part of the project, NTCPA is taking students to rural disaster areas to uplift people’s spirits culturally with a series of traditional opera performances and events.

NTCPA will be holding a series of Beijing opera, Taiwanese gezaixi, Hakka opera, folk acrobatics and traditional opera music performances in Greater Taichung’s Taiping District, Nantou County’s Sinyi Township, Yunlin County’s Gukeng Township and Greater Kaohsiung’s Liukuei District, which will include traditional opera performances, lectures and opera therapy workshops.

(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)

鼓勵藝術療癒,以藝術提供偏鄉及災區民眾更多心靈撫慰,摩托羅拉基金會贊助台灣戲曲學院「藝術行動療癒計畫」。校長張瑞濱表示,透過表演讓民眾得到藝術饗宴,同時也讓年輕學子理解表演之於社會的意義。

台灣每年至少四到六個颱風的侵襲,在偏遠山區造成嚴重災害,許多家庭也因此破碎。這次的「藝術行動療癒計畫」中,台灣戲曲學院將帶學生走進災區及偏鄉,透過一系列傳統戲曲藝術饗宴的展演活動,提供身心靈的人文安頓。

目前規劃台灣戲曲學院將輪番推出京劇、歌仔戲、客家戲、民俗技藝及戲曲音樂,地點包括台中市太平區、南投縣信義鄉、雲林縣古坑鄉、高雄市六龜區等,形式則規劃傳統戲曲表演、戲曲講座與戲劇治療工作坊等。

(自由時報記者趙靜瑜)