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Canadian Lunar New Year event Artists show off their creativity on stage

The biggest event during the Lunar New Year in Vancouver – “Lunarfest” The Lunar New Year Arts Festival officially opened yesterday. The three-week festival includes a variety of artistic and cultural activities. Many Taiwanese artists use crafts, dance, music and film, andCanadaPeople celebrate the Year of the Dragon together.

The dragon has a special status in Chinese culture. Its free flight and auspicious meaning has become the theme of this year’s LunarFest – Born to Be Free. Through the works of Taiwanese artists, they not only show excellent cultural feelings, but also make people feel. Prosperous. Creativity and freedom.

Many lanterns were displayed at the Lunarfest event. Among them, a large lantern standing on the Vancouver coast was created by Bunun artist Hu Jiayu (Ali Istanda). It reflects the traditional philosophy of the Bunun people of living according to the seasons for 13 months. ,

“The Gift of Life” (Box of Gifts) bamboo lanterns made by Taiwanese craftsman Tsai Huiting were lit on street trees in Vancouver’s west end. Tsai Huiting also conducted workshops to develop a group of people in Vancouver interested in learning bamboo weaving. Friends, I plan to make a large bamboo lantern for Lunarfest in 2025.

In addition, the “To the Island” craft exhibition invites four Taiwanese artists based on fiber weaving to highlight the important role of nature in the aesthetics of life.

Vancouver-based Taiwanese artist Leanne Lai demonstrates Chigiri-e, which skillfully uses the fiber properties of hand-dyed cotton paper to tear the desired shape, and then uses techniques such as tearing, pushing, pulling, and folding to create the desired shape. Uses techniques. , Post a unique painting.

Taiwanese choreographer Lin Enru teamed up with Vancouver dancers to perform the “Dragon Dance”, giving Vancouver schoolchildren and the public a chance to dance to their imaginations.

This year LunarFest also collaborated with the Vancouver International Film Festival Center to screen 7 films from Asia, including 3 Taiwanese films: Liamgou No. 15, Magical Grandma, and Xuantian God on the Roof.

Liu Lixin, director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vancouver, who attended the opening ceremony, told CNA: “The lanterns displayed at the New Year Arts Festival are like Vancouver’s winter sights, and LunarFest represents Canada’s spirit of tolerance and diversity. Does., in CanadaAsianAfter many years of operation by the Activities Association, Taiwanese culture has become an integral part of Canadian culture. ,

Wu Quanquan, CEO of the Canadian Asian Activities Association, organizer of LunarFest, told CNA: “The Lunar New Year has a spirit of heritage and innovation, and in line with the traditional meaning of the Year of the Dragon, we hope Canadians from around the world can join us. Arenative peopleLet’s work together to create a beautiful future in our respective wonderful cultures. ,

British Columbia Provincial Councilors Katrina Chen and Michael Lee, and Vancouver City Councilor Nan Zhou were in attendance to support the event, praising the exquisite beauty of Taiwanese culture presented at LunarFest.

Cai Huiting’s bamboo weaving craftsmanship has been highly praised. The workshop he opened during the Lunar New Year Festival in Vancouver sold out immediately and was booked well in advance. (Provided by the exhibition organizer)

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