The Ministry of Culture kicked off the first segment of the two-day 2017 National Cultural Congress at the Civil Service Development Institute on Sept. 2 to examine and discuss six main cultural governance issues with the public.
The Ministry of Culture held the second day of the National Cultural Congress at the Civil Service Development Institute on Sept. 3, in which Minister Cheng Li-chiun responded to the discussed issues by pledging new or updated policies.
A total of 30 finalists performing in the Hokkien language, Hakka language, and aboriginal languages competed on Aug. 26 for the Taiwan Composition & Songwriting Contest with stunning live performances.
Liu Ruo-yu is the founder and artistic director of U-Theatre, a contemporary performance group based in Taiwan, and the 2008 recipient of the National Award for Arts. She introduced the practice of searching for the very root of performance art and drawing out the spirit of eastern culture to Taiwan's theater scene.
Over the past decades, U-Theatre has trained in a quiet natural surrounding, developing unique productions that took inspiration from life and nature. The venue is registered as a cultural landscape by the Taipei City Government for its cultural significance in exploring the interrelations between human and nature.