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It was the birthday of the Chinese Goddess Matsu and I was standing on the highway in the Jianan plain area. The night breeze was gentle and cool. Suddenly, I felt like a tornado chaser. Looking at the fireworks all around me, I contemplated about which show to hit next!
~ Shen Chao-Liang
The three independent creations STAGE (2001), SINGERS & STAGES (2013) and Taiwanese Vaudeville Troupes (2016) are forming a whole photographic project related to performing groups in the form of cabarets ensembles in Taiwan. Since 1993, those troupes employ stage trucks that can be converted, much like a transformer robot, into complete stages featuring psychedelic LED lights and thundering speakers. STAGE is about those trucks morphing into dream making machines for the gathering crowd, while the SINGERS&STAGES shows singers who run from show to show, singing and dancing. Taiwanese Vaudeville Troupes finally aim to put “faces” on this industry, a fast disappearing rural culture in the modernization of the society while it being part of the of collective memories of the Taiwanese people.
Taiwanese Vaudeville Troupes／台灣綜藝團｜Shen Chao-Liang／沈昭良｜ISBN 9789574337354｜23.3 x 27.6 cm｜195 pages｜Hardcover in slipcase／Signed｜Edition: 1000 copies｜Language: Chinese／English／Japanese｜Published Shen Chao-Liang｜Sep 2016
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