2010 TELUS TAIWANfest Photos
We live in a society that relies on changes to advance. Changes come from challenging perceptions, reinventing traditions and dreaming the impossible. Crossover is a universal concept which symbolizes the movement or action of change. The festival aims to use “Crossover” to abstractly illustrate how Taiwan has transformed.
Music plays an important role in any culture. It tells stories of how a society has transformed and the lives of its people -- their love, sorrow, values, perspectives and memories. Music also celebrates the past, engages the present and reveals the future. Taiwan, an island that has a history of embracing influences from the world over the past 400 years, is now a nation that is reaching out to the world with her unique culture. Music is the journey we take to revisits the past and welcomes the future; Music is also the journey we take to examine how much different cultures are alike and how different they can be. With this in mind, the festival will showcase the contemporary Taiwanese cultural landscape using music as the main focus in culinary, performing and visual arts, fashion as well as films.