10/19 (Fri.) 18:45 Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe feat. DJ Code│Taiwan│
Temple celebration percussion vs. DJ electronic music
Formed by Chen-Jung Hsu in 1995, the Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe was initially a traditional Taiwanese temple parade performance group. It later began focusing its efforts on the innovation and refinement of its art and performance, elevating its traditional parade style to a higher level of artistic quality and expertise. Bearing in mind the spirit of community service, the troupe Chio-Tian has hired professional counselors and teachers to help teenage dropouts get back on the right track. By introducing them to the appeal of the parade performance and helping them build their self-esteem, the teenage dropouts may make their way to becoming professional performers.
Since 2007, Chio-Tian has been invited to perform in the US, Canada, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and other countries while continuing to produce original theatrical works. Chio-Tian also aims to promote and preserve Taiwan’s beautiful folk culture and give it an opportunity to shine on the international stage.