Swinging from Taiwan to India

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first_imgSwinging from Taiwan to IndiaThe Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) group from Taiwan specialise in combining the contemporary modern circus arts of Taiwan with acrobatics, theatre arts, and more traditional forms.advertisement Next Antara Raghavan June 29, 2019UPDATED: June 29, 2019 13:36 IST FOCA acrobats (above and right) demonstrate tough choreographic positions.ACROBATICS has always been a sport that has fascinated spectators and evoke admiration. It is not only an activity which demonstrates incredible gymnastic feats, but is also a highly demanding discipline which requires skill, years of training, and precise balance and handeye-coordination.The Formosa Circus Art (FOCA) group from Taiwan more than meets all these exact requirements.They specialise in combining the contemporary modern circus arts of Taiwan with acrobatics, theatre arts, and more traditional forms. They are well-known in Taiwan and across the globe.Their current project is the show, The Heart of Asia. This show does not just comprise spectacular gymnastic accomplishments on stage, but the exploration and experimentation of a variety of performance arts.The show combines elements of Taiwanese acrobatics, music and dance with Western forms of expression. Allison Chao, assistant representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in India, elaborates, They have already performed this show in France and Edinburgh.Chao goes on to add We are holding this show as an attempt to strengthen cultural relations between Taiwan and India. We think audiences in Delhi will really enjoy The Heart of Asia since it is a mixture of both what is modern and traditional and what is from the East and the West.(The performance will be staged at 6:30 pm on July 6 at Kamani Auditorium, Delhi)Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byApoorva Abhay Uzagarelast_img read more

Cumberland Health Authority Seeks Input on Health Services

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first_imgResidents in the Cumberland health district are being asked for their input on how the province delivers continuing-care services to infants, children, youth, adults and seniors. “It’s important we hear from all Nova Scotians on this health-care issue,” said Health Minister Angus MacIsaac. “The input we receive will help us build a better system.” Continuing-care services include home care, nursing homes, end-of-life care, adult day centres, adult protection, and other services that support people of all ages living in the community. More than 50 public meetings were held throughout the province during June and July. Public input and additional research will be used to develop short- and long-term plans for continuing-care services. The Cumberland area public meetings — via videoconferencing through the province’s telehealth network — will be held on Monday, Sept. 12 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Amherst, Springhill, Parrsboro, Advocate and Pugwash. More information about continuing care and a schedule of public meetings is available on the Department of Health website at www.gov.ns.ca/health . Written submissions will be accepted by e-mail to contcaresfp@gov.ns.ca, or by mail to Project Manager, Strategic Framework Project, Continuing Care Branch, PO Box 488, Halifax, N.S., B3J 2R8, or by fax to 1-866-544-7700 (toll-free). Input can also be provided by calling toll-free 1-877-564-3400.last_img read more