Taiwan dance group performed in Denver in celebration of the Taiwanese Heritage Week

Da-Guan Dance of the National Taiwan University of Arts performed at the Lakewood Cultural Center on May 10th to showcase Taiwan’s dancing art and rich culture. The show attracted many local dignitaries and Taiwanese community members throughout Colorado.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Denver cooperated with the Taiwanese-American Association-Colorado Chapter (TAACC) to hold the event in celebration of the “2017 Taiwanese Heritage Week”. Director General Jerry Chang thanked Da-Guan Dance for bringing a great performance of traditional folk songs and dances featuring the rich cultural heritages of Taiwan. He also expressed his heartfelt appreciation to President Rachel Chiu of the TAACC and her team for their hard work.

Da-Guan Dance is touring 12 cities in the United States. The “Splendor of Taiwan” was performed by 15 dancers and its programs include Earth Mother, Affection, In Love with Tung Flower, Breeze, Temple Festival, Dancing of Catkins and Flowers, and The Impression of the Hills, etc. The performances contained multiple Taiwanese elements, such as martial arts, Taiwanese opera and puppetry, which impressed the audience with a 5-minutes standing ovation after the show ended.

The 2017 Taiwanese Heritage Week activities also include Taiwanese photo exhibitions at the Lakewood City Hall. TECO in Denver and the TAACC hope to promote Taiwanese culture in Colorado and to enhance cultural identity among overseas Taiwanese as well.