MOA is pleased to launch Spotlight Taiwan, a new initiative that focuses on Taiwan’s complex and multicultural identity. For the next four years, MOA will explore Taiwanese culture as expressed through its performing arts, religions, living cultural representatives, and highly innovative heritage institutions. Spotlight Taiwan is made possible through the generous support of the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) and Dr. Samuel Yin.
Ouxi Taiwanese Puppetry Festival (November 4-9, 2014)
The Taiyuan Puppet Theatre and the Chin Fei Feng Marionette Theatre Troupe from Taiwan will be at MOA offering puppetry workshops, school shows and public performances.
Come Play With Us: Puppetry and New Media (August 27, 2014)
Pili puppetry combines modern and ancient technologies, acrobatics and martial arts effects to recount and revive ancient tales and tell new ones in the digital world. MOA will host Pili puppeteers in a demonstration/performance followed by a film screening of the very popular TV episodes and/or screen the film ‘Legend of the Sacred Stone’ (2000), produced by PILI International.
Film Screening: The Puppet Master (May 10, 2014)
A screening of the classic film The Puppet Master by Hsiao Hsien, based on the memoirs of Li Tian-lu, Taiwan’s most celebrated puppeteer.
Cosmopolitanism and Tradition Forum (May 9, 2014)
A panel of experts discuss the historical context underlying the sophisticated blending of ideas, cultures, and technologies in Taiwanese performative arts.