Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan Kicks Off “13 Tongues” 2022 US Tour in October
|As the COVID pandemic is receding after two years, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan will resume its first overseas tour in the US in October, with its current Artistic Director CHENG Tsung-lung’s 13 Tongues. Inspired by CHENG’s childhood memories of Taipei’s oldest district, Bangka, 13 Tongues is full of the vivacity of street life and the imagination of people living there.|
Founded in 1973 by internationally renowned choreographer Lin Hwai-min, Cloud Gate is acclaimed as “Asia’s leading contemporary dance theater” (The Times), and “One of the best dance companies in the world” (FAZ).
To know more about the creative process and Taiwan’s culture used in 13 Tongues, welcome to see the documentary “Behind the Scenes: Creation of 13 Tongues” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoL-KJdIMLQ).
Event and Ticketing Information:
♦ Oct 6: Memorial Auditorium, Stanford Live, University of Stanford
♦ Oct 26: Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa, California
♦ Oct 29 & 30: Zellerbach Auditorium, University of California at Berkeley
Photo Credit: 13 Tongues / Performed by Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan / Choreographer: CHENG Tsung-lung / Photo by LIU Chen-hsiang
"A Root" 2022 Latin America Tour in Mexico and Chile
|"A Root" is a world fusion ensemble that brings together the Sheng, Ruan, Liuqin, Piano, Double Bass, and World Percussions since 2016. Incorporating with Taiwanese and Western instrumental music, the ensemble creates soundscapes crossing musical cultures and geographical borders. It combines jazz, indie, and urban folk into a unique expression of world music in between modern and traditional. Its 2022 Latin America Tour in Mexico and Chile will take place on Oct 22 and 25 at 50th edition of the Festival Internacional Cervantino and the Municipal Theatre of La Pintana.|
2022 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Short Film Scholarship is now OPEN
|The Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, in partnership with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and the Asian World Film Festival (AWFF), welcomes talented Taiwanese short film filmmakers to submit their applications for the HFPA scholarship. Up to twelve selected Asian short films will be screened at the AWFF’s short film program in 2022. The winner, chosen by a designated jury of HEPA, will be awarded a US$5,000 scholarship and a Snow Leopard trophy at the AWFF’s event.|
The submission for the HEPA scholarship is open now till September 30, 2022. The narrative short film (not animation or documentary) completed in 2021 or 2022 and produced or directed by a Taiwanese, Taiwanese American or anyone of Taiwanese descent (or a cast of mainly Taiwanese), are all eligible to apply. To showcase the new talented filmmaker, the film must be one of the filmmaker’s first three films and no longer than 15 minutes in length. Twelve finalists will be preliminarily selected by AWFF, and HEPA will choose the winner.
2023 ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship is Open for Submissions!
|The Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles collaborates with the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) to launch the program “Emerging Translator Mentorship: Literature from Taiwan.” Translators who have published no more than one full-length translated work are eligible to apply. The Ministry of Culture will support the selected translator to work with the mentor for nine months and join the ALTA annual conference in Fall 2023.|
The 2023 Emerging Translator Mentorship Program is now open for online submissions till November 30, 2022, at 11:59 pm PT. All are welcome to apply through the ALTA page: https://alta.submittable.com/submit. For more information about the ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program, please visit: https://literarytranslators.org/mentorships.