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Earth Message

Taipei Multicultural Arts Group (TMAG) annual performance, Earth Message - A Celebration of Taiwan's Indigenous Aesthetics, will be held on December 2, 2005 at 7:30 pm in the Taipei City Hall Family Theater. The brainchild of Alice Takiwatan, this 100-minute program showcases Taiwan's indigenous arts through traditional song and dance as well as innovations with the aim of bringing indigenous arts to the foreground of Taiwan's cultural milieu and providing a new window on indigenous culture. Every year since 1999, TMAG has staged performances with songs, rituals, dance, folktales and costumes of Taiwan's indigenous people in a bid to introduce the legends and myths of the different tribes. As the program has gained in popularity over the years, TMAG was inspired to further communicate the deep connection of Taiwan's indigenous people with the pulse of life in this year's program, Earth Message. Through culture, environment, art and enterprise, TMAG will create a new vision for Taiwan using the language of beauty. The content of the program includes the following:

Earth Message (1) Performance Performed by
(1) Da-Wu Mountain Myth The Paiwan Maiden, The Lily and The Eagle Original Motion Dance Group
(2) Legend of Clay Bead Art Brilliance TMAG
Rulandeng Omass Art Studio
(3) Song to the Sea Amis Drinking Song (old folk song sung in multi-part harmony) ABeu Indigenous Chorus

Earth Message (2) Performance Performed by
(1) Forest Whispers Modern Dance Piece Gumute Dance Group
TMAG
(2) Earth Heart Song Song of the Indigenous People TMAG
(3) The Gift of Animals Respect for Life Help-Save-A-Pet Fund Taiwan
(4) Dance of the Weaving Women Dance for Atayal Maidens Original Motion Dance Group

Earth Message (3) Performance Performed by
(1) Song of Orchid Island Tao Warriors Dance Original Motion Dance Group
(2) Undying Signals Indigenous Color Satouan
TMAG
(3) Indigenous Rock and Roll Music Indigenous Rock and Roll Music Formosa Huana Rock Group

An important message is being conveyed in this performance event, which is that indigenous people possess a precious core essence. Alice Takiwatan, a Bunun and a former teacher, has been the creative and program director for a wide range of local and international art and performance events. Leading the planning for this year's event, she has sought to express the beauty of indigenous arts with the most primitive of creativity through a unprecedented cooperation with Save-A-Pet Fund, Taiwan, the International Lion's Club, Taipei City Longfong Lion's Club, and indigenous artists and performers. We hope you can come to our show and share in the experience.

Taipei Multicultural Arts Group