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Foundation promotes art themed year-end parties

Foundation promotes art themed year-end parties

Taipei, Jan. 9 (CNA) A government-funded foundation on Monday held an art themed year-end party in Taipei and urged Taiwanese companies to follow suit instead of organizing parties focusing on eating, drinking and entertainment by top celebrities. The party featured classical music performances by the cello ensemble of the Philharmonia Moments Musicaux, a non-professional symphony orchestra founded by Taiwanese conductor Chiang Ching-po. "This is only the beginning," said Stan Shih, chairman of the National Culture and Arts Foundation. Shih, best known as the founder of Taiwanese PC vendor Acer Inc., said the foundation intended to invite more companies to join its initiative in bringing art to more people. The party was held to show the public the difference between an art themed end-of-the-year party and a regular one, and to give employees a new art experience, the foundation said in a statement. Other art themed parties have been organized by the foundation to serve as models for local companies. One of them -- a year-end banquet to be held Jan. 21 by notebook PC producer Wistron Corp. -- will feature the renowned Cloud Gate Dance Theatre performing the production "How Can I Live On Without You." Shih said his foundation also intends to start a program to assist performing arts groups in seeking opportunities to perform at company year-end banquets, and he hoped that art themed parties would become a trend in the business sector by the end of this year. (By Christie Chen)


Updated : 2020-12-01 07:41 GMT+08:00