A TAIWANESE Acrobatic Troupe from the National Taiwan College of Performing Arts will visit Solomon Islands from 31st October to 6th November to perform for the local audience.
A statement reaching Solomon Star from the Taiwanese embassy office in Honiara said that the group will be in Honiara for a three-acrobatic performance event.
It was being organized by the Taiwanese Embassy here.
The Taiwan Acrobatic Troupe is visiting Solomon Islands under the invitation of Prime Minister Rick Hou and Tourism Minister, Bartholomew Parapolo to celebrate the official opening of the “Craft Market Center” in Honiara.
The facility is co-funded by the Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) and Solomon Islands Government.
ROC President Tsai Ing-wen co-chaired the ground-breaking ceremony of the “Craft Market Center” with the then Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, last November.
It was stated that on the completion of the project, the Taiwan Acrobatic Troupe will be invited to showcase their amazing acrobatic art form to the Solomon Islanders and to witness the grand-opening of this meaningful joint effort among Taiwan, EIF and Solomon Islands.
The statement further added that the Taiwan Acrobatic Troupe of National Taiwan College of Performing Arts, founded in 1990, is currently the only official acrobatic arts and stunts performing group in Taiwan.
It consists of a number of young artists who have received stringent training for more than eight years.
Their performances have earned excellent reviews worldwide and have effectively promoted Taiwanese folk arts, and cultural exchanges around the globe.
During their visit, “The Taiwan Acrobatic Troupe” will perform on three different occasions.
The first performance is the opening ceremony of the “Craft Market Center”, scheduled on Friday, 9AM, 2nd November, in front of the National Art Gallery.
The second performance, a Friendship Culture Event will be held at SDA Maranatha Hall, on Sunday, 2PM, 4th November.
The third performance is a charity act for the NGO “People with Disability Solomon Islands”, scheduled on Monday, 2PM, 5th November at the National Museum Auditorium.
These events are free of charge and open to public on “first come, first served” principle due to limited space.
Audience is encouraged to arrive 20 minutes in advance of the scheduled time. Taiwan Embassy welcomes general public of Honiara to attend the show and enjoy Taiwanese acrobatic performing art.
By LESLEY SANGA