Meeting House Square: Taiwanese Third Prince Dance Performance
Sunday 11th February from 12pm – 6pm
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Join the Dublin School of Mandarin Chinese for a special stage 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.
In 2022, we created a dance tutorial so that you can learn the Third Prince’s dance at home. Why not refresh your memories and dance along with him on Sunday 11th February! Watch the full video here.
Family Friendly Event: All ages