Promoting Taiwan Through Broadway in Bryant Park

By William Kustiono

On the chilly Thursday of July 11th, 106.7 Lite FM collaborated with Taiwan Tourism Bureau to hold Broadway in Bryant Park. 106.7 Lite FM has an annual summer tradition, which is a free lunchtime entertainment every Thursday noon at Bryant Park.

Director Thomas Chang, Pauline Frommer, and the Aboriginal Dance Group

This year, Taiwan Tourism Bureau sponsored the event to help enrich and showcase Taiwan’s culture to the audience. Director Thomas Chang from Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau and Travel Show Host Pauline Frommer joined us at the event.

Ambassador Andrew Kao

Taiwan’s tourism Ambassador Andrew Kao opened the event and welcomed the audience to the Broadway showcase event. This Broadway event lasted from July 11th to August 15th featuring some of the best Broadway shows in the New York City.

Taiwanese Aboriginal Dance Group

After the opening by Ambassador Andrew Kao, a traditional Taiwanese dance group performed on the stage. This Taiwanese dance group, YUNG-LI DANCE, performed a traditional dance of the aboriginal people in Taiwan.

Third Prince Santaizi Troupe

Then the Taiwanese religious folk icon, the Third Prince Santaizi Troupe, also rocked the Broadway in Bryant Park stage with their fun techno dance performance.

After the Taiwanese dance group, we had a performance by STOMP. This group performs using matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more to create a musical sound, including stomping the stage.

STOMP

Straightly after STOMP, the stage welcomed Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. They are a musical group with a mixture of setting from romance, cabaret, comedy, and vodka. Their story is set during the Tsarist Rusia.

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a musical group about fairy tale Cinderella.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

ILuminate: Artist of light is a dance group that utilizes glow-suits and are best known for performing in the sixth season of America’s Got Talent show.

ILuminate: Artist of light

Last but not least, we had Pippin concluded the event. Pippin is a musical group who shares the story of Pippin, a young prince on his journey for his purpose of life and importance.

Pippin

The Broadway in Bryant Park event began at 12:30PM and concluded at 1:30PM. We absolutely had an amazing time watching these Broadway performance at taste the delicious pineapple cakes and bubble tea sponsored by Taiwan Tourism Bureau. Now, we call this is Summer!

Promoting Taiwan Through Broadway in Bryant Park

irector Thomas Chang from Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau with staff

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