To have an in-depth cultural tour in Taiwan, please note the recent art festival event— TIFA on your schedule. TIFA (Taiwan International Festival arts) is going to celebrate its 11th birthday from 2019/2/16 to 4/21! Through theater, dance, and music performances, NTCH (National Theater and Concert Hall) tries to bring “Talent” and “Inspiration” to all the audiences. Through appreciating the performances, Audiences may also get touched with its “Foresight”, and “Amazingness”.
Not only inviting wonderful international theater like The Repetition Histoires du théâtre, TIFA also shows the local creative energy on the stage such as the aboriginal voice of Sangpuy in Concert and the local dancing groupe—The Cloud Gate’s 22° Lunar Halo. To enjoy music and theater performances in Taiwan, Taipei EYE also prepares Beijing Opera’s close up experience with the performers and costumes try-on experience for tourists.
Beyond the performance art above, TIFA also hold a big colorful bubble structure of KATENA on the NTCH Main Plaza. It is a pneumatic catenary structure designed by the UK team—Architects of Air. You can feel the art flow and the luminarium experience inside this space combined with concepts of architecture, and light sculpture.
Nearby the NTCH Main Plaza stand the Liberty Square and the must-go architect Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall is a classical magnificent Chinese palace architecture inspired by Tiantan in Beijing. It will also hold exhibitions about Chinese calligraphy, oil painting, and ink wash painting.
As the cultural heart of Taiwan, Taipei always has many aesthetic sites to explore. Huashan1914 Creative Park which was a wine factory gathers the productive art power into exhibitions and live music concerts now. Taiwanese hipsters often gather to see photo exhibitions, forums, and fashion activity in Huashan. Don’t forget to arrange an afternoon for exhibitions and the historical buildings in Huashan1914 Creative Park.
Art enthusiasts and book lovers would also have a midnight adventure for 24-hour running Eslite Bookstore-Dunnan listed from Time’s Magazine. Beyond a bookstore, Eslite Bookstore also tries to broaden its experiential retailing to be a lifestyle store combining books, original design goods and Café. Emphasizing on art and humanities-related books, Eslite Bookstore provides customers a place to be immersed in the cultural space.