Join us and the Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese for a special online performance of the Third Prince. An important symbol of Taiwan’s cultural diversity, the Third Prince was originally a deity in Indian Buddhism and later became an important idol within Daoism. Once introduced into in Taiwan, the Third Prince became an important symbol of temple festivals. The Third Prince is known for his bright costumes and dynamic dances, which integrate the old cultural traditions of Taiwan with new and emerging trends such as electronic dance music. His widespread popularity can be attributed to his literary personality of rebellion and freedom, and his cute appearance and energetic dance that are influenced both by Japanese comic culture and American street dance. This blend of influences reflects Taiwan’s diverse culture of the past 400 years.
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