The Legend of Parade Formation
National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan & Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Art Troupe come together in a music and dance extravaganza!
What happens when traditional Chinese orchestra meets a festive Taiwanese temple parade troupe? The National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan (NCO) and the Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Art Troupe, the inspiration for the 2012 blockbuster Din Tao: Leader of the Parade, join forces to put on a spectacle that will subvert your expectations about folk culture and classical Chinese music. Under the direction of Koji Sakurai, music director for the 2017 Summer Universiade Opening Ceremony, the show brings Ba Jia Jiang – traditional street dancers at temple festivals – intricate religious face painting, and acrobatics to the concert hall. NCO will perform contemporary works, including Chen Chung-Shen's “Fairy Play” and Wang Yi-Jing's “Impressions from Beiguan Music,” both inspired by Taiwanese religious culture. This is a first –hand look at Taiwan's vibrant folk culture not to be missed.