The 2022 Western Arts Alliance (WAA) Annual Conference will take place from August 29th to September 1st in Calgary, Canada, and this year’s event is the first post-pandemic reopening. Partnered with National Taichung Theater, the Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles features the Taiwan Exhibit themed “Taiwan On the Move.” The booth will present 8 Taiwanese performing arts groups/productions that are slated for touring through America, including A Root, B.DANCE, HORSE, Huang Yi Studio +, Tjimur Dance Theatre, Puppet & Its Double Theater, Storytellers Musical Lab and “Whispers of Trees” (by Chou, Hsuan-hung & Wei, Zhao-yi). The attending industry professionals are welcome to explore more about Taiwan’s performing arts through dance, music and puppetry.
Established in 1967, WAA is a membership association of performing arts professionals throughout the Western United States and WAA’s annual conference takes place each year in August. The Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles is also collaborating with the Taipei Cultural Center in New York to create the website “Performing Arts from Taiwan” (http://performingartstw.apiobuild.com/
). The website is an e-catalog for presenters to know more about Taiwan’s Performing Arts groups/artists and to make quick evaluations. Most of those outstanding groups are supported by the “Taiwan Brand” or “Taiwan Top” grant project. More detailed information can be found on the website, such as the production info kit, tour schedule, contact person, video and photos, and the content is updated annually. For more information about the 2022 WAA Annual Conference, please visit: https://www.westarts.org/conference-2022