SGI Affiliate Brings Korean Performance Troupe to Taiwan
The Chin-Shuan Cultural and Educational Foundation, an affiliate of Taiwan Soka Association (TSA), hosted the Seoul Performing Arts Company on a musical tour across Taiwan from November 10 to 19.
The performance series was titled "The Splendor of Traditional Korean Culture." It featured Korean folk songs and dances ranging from a traditional harvest prayer called "A Game of Four Instruments"--in which a simple sound play between two gongs and two drums expressed a vast range of human emotion--to "Music from the Farming Masses."
The troupe performed to full house audiences in the Yuanlin Township of Changhua County, Hsinchu City, Kaohsiung City and Taipei.
The Chin-Shuan Cultural and Educational Foundation was established by Taiwan Soka Association (TSA) in 1988 to promote international cultural exchange in Taiwan.
[Adapted from an article in the November 30, 2012, issue of Harmony Press, Taiwan Soka Association (TSA); photos courtesy of TSA]