Taiwan Today: Taiwan art groups sparkle at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Boasting a five-star review from U.K. media outlet Broadway Baby, “Floating Flowers” by B.Dance is inspired by a Buddhist ceremony that sets illuminated lanterns adrift on a river to symbolize people letting go of their worries and fears.

Another piece attracting critical acclaim is “Bout” by Chang Dance Theatre, which was highlighted as one of the 12 best shows at the festival by U.K. broadsheet The Guardian. The dance company’s latest work is inspired by movements in boxing.

Equally noteworthy is “Monster” by Dua Shin Te Production. Commissioned by Taipei City-based National Theater and Concert Hall, the modern dance piece delves into the ways people face their inner demons.

“Fish” by Shinehouse Theatre is the only drama piece in the season. It is adapted from a short novel by Taiwan author Huang Chun-ming, incorporating puppetry and sign language to tell the story of a grandfather and his grandson.

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