Taiwan Season 2019 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

For the sixth year in a row the world’s biggest arts festival features a showcase of dance and theatre direct from Taiwan.

Since its inception the Taiwan Season has gone from strength to strength. In 2019 it proudly returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a sixth consecutive year with some of the best live performances being made on the island today. Drawn from an open call to practitioners of all art forms in Taiwan, and carefully curated by the key Fringe venues Dance Base and Summerhall, the season puts a spotlight on dance and theatre via a diverse quartet of uniquely entertaining productions:

*Taiwan’s award-winning Chang Dance Theatre – co-creators of 2018 Fringe hit Bon 4 Bon – return with Bout (Summerhall, July 31-Aug 25), a dance trio revealing fresh facets of fraternal conflict and bonding.

*BSL-sign language meets puppetry in Shinehouse Theatre’s Fish (Summerhall, July 31-Aug 25), anengaging, sensory piece of theatre that casts a warm light on generational differences.

*Inspired by one of Taiwan’s most beautiful Buddhist ceremonies, Floating Flowers (Dance Base, Aug 2-25) is a fabulously dynamic expression of body and spirit from Po-Cheng Tsai’s company B.Dance.

*Described by choreographer Yen-Cheng Liu as ‘a psychedelic fantasy,’ Dua Shin Te Production’sMonster (Dance Base, Aug 2-25) is a daring, intense and mind-blowing performance that questions one’s sense of self.

[Please note: No shows Monday Aug 5, 12 and 19 and, additionally, none for Monster Thursday Aug 8, 15 and 22.]

Produced and managed collaboratively by Zhong He Creative International Co., Ltd., Taiwan and Step Out Arts, UK and funded by Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture, Taiwan Season 2019 warmly invites audiences to experience a range of ideas, emotions and flavours in a hand-picked sampling of some of the most stimulating contemporary performances from Taiwan.