Tua-Tiu-Tiann Festival of Arts relives 1920s Taiwan

Tua-Tiu-Tiann Festival of Arts relives 1920s Taiwan

The second annual Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts (TTTIFA) opened on Oct 1 in Taipei, aiming to revive Taipei’s historic Dadaocheng area with a series of shows, lectures, street performances and street parades this month. Tua-Tiu-Tian was the base of the Taiwan Cultural Movement back in the 1920s, when the region, known as the “theater cave”, brimmed with theaters mixing all sorts of performances, becoming a melting pot for modern Taiwanese art and culture integrated. The festival encompasses wide-ranging performances and exhibitions throughout TTT from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, allowing artists from around the world to interact within TTT street houses in a fusion of global talent. The theme of this year’s TTTIFA is “Roaring All The Way.” As the 1920s are known as the “Roaring 20s,” organizers said they think of the period as one of social movements and ideologies that challenged tradition and nourished a flourishing arts scene. During the festival, a costume parade will take place in the afternoon of October 15, and participants are encouraged to dress up like their favorite 1920s figures, time traveling back a century to the streets of 1920s Dadaocheng. Performances along the parade route promise a living time capsule of spectacular jouissance and vibe. Many of the local shops also launched promotions to celebrate the event during the festival, while I-Mei Foods Yanping Shop, which used to be the site of Daan Hospital, also gives discount on some items.