Annual Taipei children’s arts festival to start in July


TAIPEI — An annual children’s arts festival will begin July 2 in Taipei, as it seeks to develop local children’s imagination and appreciation for art, organizers said recently.

The festival, held under the theme “Explore Life through a Whole New Perspective,” will include an exhibition, film screenings and workshops, as well as a diverse lineup of local and international performances ranging from dance and music to theater and circus acts.

One of the highlights of the festival is an exhibition of five rooms, each decorated by a different artist using animation, 3-D installations, audio, comics and puppets to construct a fairytale scene.

The “Rabbit Hole, Open up!” exhibition, inspired by the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland that led Alice to a fantasy world, leaves blanks in the story to encourage children to use their imagination to develop their own fairy tales, said the organizers.

The festival will also display animation created by both Australian aboriginal artists and children from around the world to expose children to different cultural ideas, said the organizers.