Thursday, August 19, 2010

TELUS TAIWANfest: Crossover at Harbourfront Toronto

TELUS TAIWANfest: Crossover
Aug.27 – Aug. 29

Part of World Routes Summer Festivals 2010 at Harbourfront Centre 

TORONTO, ON (Aug. 5, 2010) – The fifth edition of TELUS TAIWANfest: Crossover returns to Harbourfront Centre Aug. 27 - Aug. 29, 2010.  This year’s festival is organized in eight parts and includes an electrifying focus on Taiwanese indie music, a glamorous fashion show from some of Taiwan’s top designers, food demonstrations from local chefs along with traditional puppet and Hakka opera performances.

Friday night kicks off with the return of the CLASH: The Battle of Elegance fashion show that sets top Taiwanese designers against each other for runway supremacy. Designers Chiui Hsu and Jasper Huang, showcase their signature styles (which are some of edgiest in Asia) alongside Vancouver-based designer Angela Chen.

Also returning is the highly anticipated UMUSICLIVE concert series that explores the concept of ‘crossing over’ in the context of musical expression with 10 high-energy indie rock bands from Canada and Taiwan. Some of the acts representing Taiwan include Aboriginal reggae singers Matzka, Taiwan’s ambassadors of rap Kou Chou Ching and Peaches-esque rocker chicks Go Chic. Hip-hop jazz performer Leo 37 and female MC Masia One represent Canada and supply the audience with a dose of uniquely Torontonian hip hop flavours.

Taiwanese cuisine is also showcased at the Crossover Kitchen food demonstrations. Foodies will rejoice as chefs prepare signature Taiwanese dishes including an assortment of Hakka, aboriginal and local derivatives of Chinese cuisine. They will also prepare vegetarian dishes made with an innovative use of spices packed with flavour.

The big idea behind all programming in this year’s World Routes summer festivals is “globalocal”, or global to local, a theme programmed into each festival to bring together rich artistic traditions from around the corner to around the globe!

Information Hotline at 416-973-4000.
Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay W. Toronto, ON.

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