Taiwan Fest - Little Wonderland / by Granville Street


Saturday, September 4, 2010 - 13:00
700 Block of Granville X Georgia

From the warm and balmy Southern Taiwan (Kaohsiung County), the Wufu Elementary School students will finally bring the traditional Taiwanese folk art to the stage of TELUS TAIWANfest. Suffered from the disaster caused by typhoon Morakot, the school was forced to cancel the performance last year. This year, the award winning Diabolo team will introduce the regional folk songs around Taiwan while playing Diabolo. This juggling prop evolved from Chinese yo-yo is a Taiwanese traditional children’s folk game. The school will also play hand puppets to children's songs around the world.

Wufu has developed a well-rounded curriculum that includes multi-disciplinary arts and provides students with variety of learning. Wufu incorporates local traditional arts into classes including orchestra, Taiwanese talk show, Taiwanese lanterns, Taiwanese puppet shows and diabolo and also sports such as table tennis and football. The school also values the importance of cultural exchange on the education of children.