Illustrated by Keith Lin, dance costume designer and former dancer from TNUA.
Yesterday, in our conversation with the choreographers, TUNG Ifen mention how how even the same number 8 (pronounced “ba” in Chinese), is shown by different hand gestures in China and Taiwan, as her work for ArtsCross this time “Sound of Numbers” dealt with numbers–thinking it would be a “neutral” language, that could be understood across different cultural backgrounds.
Today is Aug. 8 (8th day of the 8th month), referred to as “ba-ba” (same pronunciation for pa-pa in Chinese).
Thus, we celebrate Father’s Day in Taiwan.
Happy Father’s Day!
Happy Father’s Day (8/8… “BaBa”… PaPa)