Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company, a 2011 and 2015 ACC grant recipient, is well known for its performances of traditional and contemporary puppet theater in Taiwan. Located in the old district of Taipei, the puppet theater has recently been renovated. To celebrate the theater's opening, Group 33 North paid a visit to its new home on March 28, 2017.
Dr. Robin Ruizendaal, a longtime friend of ACC, was there to welcome the group. Robin is both co-founder and artistic director of Taiyuan...
Ralph Samuelson, former ACC Director (1991- 2008), joined the Asian Cultural Council in 1976 and later established Taiwan as the ACC’s third representative branch in Asia. Since 2008 he has served as ACC’s Senior Advisor. A cultural leader, ethnomusicologist, and musician, Samuelson studied the traditional Japanese flute, shakuhachi, with the Late Living National Treasure Goro Yamaguchi and other distinguished teachers in Japan and has performed around the globe.