Lo­cal ac­ro­bat­ics troupe is set to tour South­east Asia

The China Post - - LOCAL -

A Tai­wanese ac­ro­bat­ics troupe is sched­uled to em­bark Aug. 26 on a tour of South­east Asia to pro­mote cul­tural ex­changes be­tween Tai­wan and the re­gion, ac­cord­ing to a For­eign Min­istry of­fi­cial.

Vice Min­is­ter of For­eign Af­fairs Vanessa Shih ( ) pre­sented a na­tional flag of the Re­pub­lic of China to a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Tai­wan Ac­ro­bat­ics Troupe at a press con­fer­ence held Wed­nes­day to in­tro­duce the troupe.

The ac­ro­bats will per­form in 10 cities in Viet­nam, Thai­land, Malaysia and In­done­sia, in which facechang­ing opera, or bian lian ( ), as well as other at­trac­tive ac­ro­bat­ics shows, will be demon­strated, ac­cord­ing to the MOFA.

Shih said the min­istry has found that ac­ro­batic shows are very pop­u­lar in South­east Asia, which is why it ar­ranged for the troupe to per­form there.

The Tai­wan Ac­ro­bat­ics Troupe, es­tab­lished in 1990, is cur­rently the only pro­fes­sional group of its kind in Tai­wan. It is fa­mous in­ter­na­tion­ally for its cre­ative per­for­mances of tra­di­tional ac­ro­bat­ics.

The troupe will wrap up the tour Sept. 10.

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