The Performing Art Department of the Yung-ping Vocational High School is the group representing Taiwan in this year’s festival. The group was founded in 2011 with a goal to put the art education into practice by integrating dance, art, musical performance, narration, and more.
The dance school may be young and new but that makes their talents even more extraordinary. They are national dance champions, winning competitions in 2012 and 2013. The group has also performed at international festivals in Brazil, Poland, and Portugal.
The performance includes stylized Chinese and Taiwanese traditional dances. Many of the country’s dances and music reflect Chinese culture but still have their own separate identity. There are dances for celebration, religious ceremonies, harvest, and more.