Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C) initiated the TaiwanEYE Online Showcase project, in collaboration with C.F. Koo Foundation, to feature 10 Taiwanese performing arts companies that carry on their own productions, despite the difficulties during COVID-19 pandemic. The program will be broadcasted on Monday June 8 throughout August on TaiwanEYE Youtube Channel for global audience
The companies with rich experiences on the international stage bring the productions, which are《The Drought Goddess．Dream of the World》by La Cie MaxMind, 《Passage to Lo-jin》by Gang-a-tsui Theater,《Lotus Lantern》by Taipei Li-Yuan Peking Opera Theatre,《Soft Lights for Sleepless Nights》by Riverbed Theatre,《FreeSteps–NiNi》by HORSE,《Ice Age》by Resident Island Dance Theatre,《Terrace on the Hill》by TAI Body Theatre,《LUNA》by Bulareyaung Dance Company,《Lunar Halo》by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, and《O-KAI a cappella--The Purest Voice from Taiwan》by O-KAI Singers, range from traditional opera, experimental theater, contemporary dance to a cappella concert, represent the diverse art forms and excellent creativity in Taiwan.
TaiwanEYE Online Showcase is inspired by the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) 2020 Taipei Congress, that was originally scheduled in June, unfortunately cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. ISPA transformed the flagship program Pitch New Works online and open to the public, the Pitch consists of 10 innovative multidisciplinary performing arts projects across Taiwan, the Asian region, and the globe. Meanwhile, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C) and C.F. Koo Foundation merged and developed the Taipei Congress programs to TaiwanEYE Online Showcase.
The virtual Pitch New Works will be streaming on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 9:00 to 11:00 am (EDT) on ISPA’s Youtube channel, hosted by Anthony Sargent CBE (CEO of Luminato Festival Toronto).