The 2011 TELUS TaiwanFest returns to Vancouver Labour Day weekend with loads of free fun for the whole family.
A cultural celebration of all things Taiwanese, TaiwanFest aims to burst stereotypes by showcasing the rich diversity in both modern and traditional Taiwanese music, dance, film, food, and arts. This year’s festival includes fusion concerts, Techno Prince dance, Taiwanese Aboriginal artisans, inspiring documentaries, fabulous culinary shows, games for all ages, Chef Hung’s “best beef noodle on earth,” and Vancouver’s first-ever street banquet in honour of Vancouver’s 125th birthday.
Highlights of the 2011 Vancouver TaiwanFest
- Free Music Concerts
TaiwanFest’s free music concerts include performances by Della (one of the most talented female vocalists in the Mandarin-speaking world) and Taiwanese chart-toppers Magic Power, Champion, Musou Girls’ Band, and the Chairman Band.
This festival is packed with fabulous food, from culinary demonstrations—including Chef Hung’s “best beef noodle on earth”—to the previously-mentioned, first-ever, Vancouver street banquet on September 3 – 5, from 11am – 8pm.
- Dance – Film – Arts
Dance to the Techno Prince, watch illuminating documentaries on Taiwanese culture, including Hip Hop Storm, the story of two generations of hip hop dancers in Taiwan, and see an exhibition of Taiwanese ceramics at Roundhouse Community Centre.
The Vancouver TaiwanFest 2011 takes place in downtown Vancouver at the Vancouver Art Gallery and on Granville Street (between Smith and Dunsmuir), from September 3 – 5, 2011.