Dance for the Camera Planet IndigenUS 4 will present “Bulareyaung Dance Company” from August 7th to 9th Fertility, Blessings and Protection – Taiwanese and Asian Cultures of Baby Carrier New Museum Taipei Cultural Center in New York Facebook
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Planet IndigenUS returns to Harbourfront Centre and Woodland Cultural Centre, its co-producing partner, July 31 – August 9. This contemporary 10-day festival showcases over 300 Indigenous artists from around the globe. Bulareyaung Dance Company is one of them from Taiwan, which is invited to the stages of Harbourfront Centre with its featured works “La Song”. This production is organized by Harbourfront Centre, and is made possible with the support by the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan, and Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York. Bulareyaung Dance Company is going to present Amis Tribe traditional songs and dance – Sa’aniwan Village. Amis tribe is the most populous of all the indigenous tribes of Taiwan. The New Year Ceremony of the Amis is Called Ilisin, which purpose is to venerate the spirits and tribal ancestors as a way of thanking them for their protection and praying for a good harvest in the coming year. The singing and dancing are a necessary element of Ilisin; for the Amis people believe that the more enthusiastic and spectacular their singing and dancing are, the better their crop harvest will be in the year ahead. The form of the singing is that one person leads …

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Pop-up Event Detail: 7PM Pre-show Artist Panel, 8PM to Mid-night Opening Event, Saturday August 1st, 2015 (Free of entrance fee) Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn Kickstarted by two Taiwanese expatriates, artist collective HATCH Series will venture into its second pop-up group exhibition in New York on August 1st, 2015. To celebrate the creative talent of our peers, HATCH aims to create an incubative platform where emerging artists and urban professionals can have an informal space to exhibit their works and strengthen their cross-sector professional network. A part of the overall purpose of HATCH is to explore the unique conditions that inform the work and process of artists living in urban contexts. With this in mind, the second group exhibition HATCH Series No. 2 is dedicated to explore the fluctuating definition of urbanism and how creative community experience such transformation. For HATCH Series No. 2: Between the Concrete, 12 featured artists will be presented in a warehouse-converted loft apartment located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to challenge the boundaries of the conventional white-cube art presentation. Informed by the awareness of a certain temporality and transience – intrinsic to an urban lifestyle – and its impact on urban community and space, we invite artists to critically …

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Curated by Jodi Waynberg, Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc. Presented by Residency Unlimited and Artists Alliance Inc. Supported by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C.) and Taipei Cultural Center in New York Opening Reception: Friday, August 14 from 5-7pm Exhibition Dates: August 14 – September 13, 2015 Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space 120 Essex Street (inside the Essex Market), New York, NY 10002 Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 12-6pm Being Here, an exhibition of recent work by Taiwanese artists Mei-Ling Liu and HsiangLu Meng, curated by Jodi Waynberg. With each artist working in New York for a brief period of time, the city becomes a central character in their new projects: Being and The Imprints of New York. Both artists continue their investigations of the behavioral and material differences between cultures and, through imprinted compositions of discarded recyclables and porcelain clay cast shoes, create a diaristic interpretation of their intersections with the people and substances that make up a new city. From these observations, Liu and Meng compose new images, stories and connections that allow a sense of familiarity in an unfamiliar space. – Jodi Waynberg is the Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc in New York City. Since joining AAI in 2012, Waynberg has curated several group and solo …

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Artist Talk with Lois Greenfield joined by PeiJu Chien-Pott, Jye-Hwei Lin and I-Ling Liu Moderated by Paul Galando Presented by Taipei Cultural Center in New York Supported by Dance Films Association Friday, August 7, 2015 at 6:30PM Taiwan Academy, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York 1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 Extraordinary Taiwanese dancers PeiJu Chien-Pott, Jye-Hwei Lin, and I-Ling Liu share their experience of dancing for the camera, and in conversation with legendary photographer Lois Greenfield who has photographed these dancers for her UPCOMING BOOK, “ MOVING STILL”. The Talk is moderated by Paul Galando, the Founding Director of Tisch Dance and New Media, and supported by Dance Films Association. Dance films by Taiwanese artists Kuo-Heng Huang, Ji-Hong Lee, Jye-Hwei Lin, Wen-Chung Lin, Hsiao-Ying Peng and Yun-Ting Tsai are features in the Talk. Free Admision RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/wl6xyj3LWV

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Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is very pleased to present the touring exhibition Fertility, Blessings and Protection – Taiwanese and Asian Cultures of Baby Carrier. This exhibition features collections of Baby Carrier from Taiwan’s National Museum of Prehistory. The second stop of the tour exhibition held at Taiwan Academy in New York from July 29th through September 20th, 2015 with an Opening reception (RSVP required, please click HERE) on Thursday, August 6th, 3:00pm, 2015. The so called baby carriers is also know for 「Qiang Bao (襁褓)」. It is a piece of cloth which is used by parents to wrap and carry a baby. Practically, a baby carrier keeps parents’ hands from occupying. Most of all, it provide sense of safety and enhances closeness between babies and parents. It requires numerous stitch works and a lot of attentions to make a piece of exquisite baby carrier. It is an opportunity for a girl to demonstrate her handcraft and needlework among China’s ethnic minorities during their festivals every March of a lunar year because a piece of beautiful and well handcrafted carrier is always the central attention of the festival. While Han people of Taiwan’s barriers often seen consist …

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Taipei Cultural Center In New York is proud to present young director Alder Yang’s documentary IF THERE IS A REASON TO STUDY and Steven Liang’s short film COMING HOME in this year’s Asian American Film Festival, which kicks off today. IF THERE IS A REASON TO STUDY Museum of Chinese in America July 26, 2015 1:00 pm (After-screening talk by Director Alder Yang ) The documentary is directed by a then 14 year-old student Alder Yang who has spent 6 years to document a test-driven education’s impact on students. In addition to filmmaking, Alder strives to make a difference in education by means such as writing, journalism, workshop design and facilitation, and entrepreneurship. COMING HOME Village East Cinema July 25, 2015 5:30 pm (LGBTQ Shorts) The short film depicts the story between Jie Cheng, a well-behaved local Taiwanese high school student, and Eric, a rebellious international student from the US. They take a road trip down the most dangerous highway in Taiwan. Their trip is cut short when Eric reveals that he must return home after graduation, forcing Jie Cheng to confront his darkest demons.

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The Queens Museum’s summertime staple, Passport Thursdays: International Dance, Music, and Film Series, returns for another exciting season featuring some of the many international locales that fuel Queens’ cultural and artistic vitality. This year’s adventure includes stops in the Caribbean, Taiwan, India, Colombia, Korea, and South Africa. The “Taiwan Night” on 7/23 is a collaboration between Queens Museum and Taipei Cultural Center to introduce Taiwanese culture to the residents in Flushing, NY. This event brings to the area highly selective programs – one in music and one in movie: Music: Taiwanese Music Ensemble of New York Founded by Taiwanese-American guqin player Shih-hua (Judy) Yeh, the ensemble was organized by a group of professional musicians and performed widely around Eastern United States. The ensemble is also dedicated to the education of young people, performing frequently in the neighborhood. Artists: Yimin Miao(Dizi & Xiao) Shih-hua Judy Yeh(Guzheng & Guqin) Roy Luo(Erhu) Yimin Miao Dizi / Xiao Yimin Miao is an internationally renowned Chinese woodwind virtuoso. He is the founder of the Ba Ban Chinese Music Society of New York. When Miao was nine years old, he started studying dizi privately with Mr. YU Xunfa, the most celebrated musician in China. Miao is …

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