An Aboriginal lawmaker will lead a group of 102 Aboriginal performers to Beijing next week where they will wrap up the program at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Games on Aug. 8, the lawmaker’s aide said yesterday.
Non-Partisan Solidarity Union (NPSU) Legislator May Chin (高金素梅) and the group will fly to Beijing tomorrow, said her aide, Chang Chun-chieh (張俊傑).
Chang said he was not at liberty to disclose the details of the group’s performance because it had signed an agreement of confidentiality with the organizers of the event.
However, Chang revealed that the performance would include traditional dances of several Aboriginal tribes.
Chang said that the Taiwanese group will be the only amateur performers at the opening ceremony.
Chang said he did not know why the organizers chose the Taiwanese group as the closing act, but he stressed that members of the group had great confidence in themselves.
The group is scheduled to return to Taiwan on Aug. 11.
Meanwhile, Chin will fly to Sichuan Province, which was devastated by an 8.0 magnitude earthquake on May 12, from Beijing on Aug. 10 to sponsor 20 local quake orphans, Chang said.