The 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival is taking place in Taichung Houli Horse Ranch with a variety of lantern exhibitions. The Ministry of Culture has also arranged for street performers and art performance groups to perform live at the festival with different venues every day. Let's take a look.
The official 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival has opened in Taichung, with lantern displays at the Houli Flora Expo Site and the Wenxin Forest Park. There are live performances which include dancing, traditional Chinese opera and new circus acts that are rarely-seen at the Houli Horse Ranch every day at dawn.
We've derived themes from everyday life and added in circus elements to allow people to have more imaginations.
The circus act reflects current events in such ways that the performance incorporates depictions of people's lives during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Our acts incorporate current events such as the coronavirus epidemic. We use face masks in our performances which has made audiences laugh. They would in turn respond by saying facial masks are hard to come by these days.
In response to the effect of the COVID-19 epidemic, many people have chosen to stay indoors instead, but many people still bring their family members to participate in the Lantern Festival.
We just came back from Kenting and saw the news about the Lantern Festival at the Highway Stops, so we decided to bring the kids here.
The circus acts we've seen before are usually stunts, but the performance we saw at the Festival encompassed things that normal office workers would do.
The 2020 Taiwan Lantern Festival is hoping to bring fantastic art performances by having a variety of performance groups on stage and street performers showing their talents throughout the park.