The Tuvalu Youth Troupe Performs at the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Nan Ying International Folklore Festival/吐瓦魯青年團參加2014年南瀛國際民俗藝術節開幕典禮 / by Minute Taupo

The Tuvalu Youth Troupe/吐瓦魯青年團

The Tuvalu Youth Troupe/吐瓦魯青年團

On Saturday 5th October, 2014, the Tuvalu Youth Troupe, an outstanding group of dancers and singers from Tuvalu, performed during the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Nan Ying International Folklore Festival in Tainan, Taiwan. The event, which was attended by Ambassador Minute Alapati Taupo and staff from the Embassy of Tuvalu, featured performances by traditional dancing groups from nineteen countries including Indonesia, Serbia, the Philippines, Mexico, and Russia, and was hosted by the Mayor of Tainan City Ching-Te Lai. The Opening Ceremony attracted a large and enthusiastic audience and was a promising beginning for the Nan Ying Festival, which will continue until Sunday 12th October, 2014.

The Nan Ying International Folklore Festival is a biannual event held by the Tainan City Government. The Festival encourages international exchange in the fields of art and culture, enhances Taiwan’s understanding of foreign cultures, and assists international performing groups appreciate the lifestyles and cultures of Taiwan.  This year’s Festival extends from 4th to 12th October, 2014 with performances conducted at venues throughout Tainan including Tainan’s Jiali, Beimen, Anding, Gueiren, Siaying, and Yongkang Districts. 

2014年10月5日(六),吐瓦魯最傑出之表演團體──吐瓦魯青年團於2014年南瀛國際民俗藝術節表演了精彩的吐瓦魯舞蹈。吐瓦魯駐華大使陶敏德與大使館員工亦出席該開幕典禮,享受吐瓦魯青年團以及來自印尼、塞爾維亞、菲律賓、墨西哥、俄羅斯等十九個國家的團體帶來的傳統舞蹈表演。該典禮由台南市長賴清德主持,吸引了許多台灣民眾參加,為為期九天的南瀛國際民俗藝術節揭開序幕。

南瀛國際民俗藝術節由台南市政府每兩年舉辦一次。該藝術節之目標包括創造國際文化與藝術之交流平台、將國際文化與藝術介紹給台灣人,以及使國外表演團體能夠學習體驗更多台灣文化。今年台南市政府從10月4日至12日於台南佳里、北門、安定、歸仁、下營、永康等地區舉辦該藝術節。

Pictures of the Opening Ceremony for the 2014 Nan Ying International Folklore Festival, as well as videos of the dance performance presented by the Tuvalu Youth Troupe can be found below:

2014年南瀛國際民族藝術節開幕典禮的照片與吐瓦魯青年團舞蹈表演影片如下:

Ambassador Minute Alapati Taupo and Tainan Mayor Ching-Te Lai/陶敏德大使與台南市長賴清德

Ambassador Minute Alapati Taupo and Tainan Mayor Ching-Te Lai/陶敏德大使與台南市長賴清德

Italy/義大利

Italy/義大利

South Korea/韓國

South Korea/韓國

Japan/日本

Japan/日本

Serbia/塞爾維亞

Serbia/塞爾維亞

Indonesia/印尼

Indonesia/印尼

Nepal/尼泊爾

Nepal/尼泊爾

Egypt/埃及

Egypt/埃及

Malaysia/馬來西亞

Malaysia/馬來西亞

Indonesia/印尼

Indonesia/印尼

Czech Republic/捷克

Czech Republic/捷克

Israel/以色列

Israel/以色列

Russia/俄羅斯

Russia/俄羅斯

Turkey/土耳其

Turkey/土耳其

New Zealand/紐西蘭

New Zealand/紐西蘭

New Zealand/紐西蘭

New Zealand/紐西蘭

The Philippines/菲律賓

The Philippines/菲律賓

Singapore/新加坡

Singapore/新加坡

Panama/巴拿馬

Panama/巴拿馬

Mongolia/蒙古

Mongolia/蒙古

Japan/日本

Japan/日本

Mexico/墨西哥

Mexico/墨西哥

The Tuvalu Youth Troupe/吐瓦魯青年團

The Tuvalu Youth Troupe/吐瓦魯青年團

Tuvalu/吐瓦魯

Tuvalu/吐瓦魯