Radio Taiwan International
Date: 28 April, 2020
By: Paula Chao
The COVID-19 pandemic has suspended public performances in countries throughout the world, including Taiwan. Amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, Taiwanese artists have been pondering whether they should go online or offer live-streaming to keep audiences entertained.
Performing artists are divided over the issue. Opponents are concerned that online performances can’t provide viewers with the power, drama and exquisiteness of their original work. The skeptics include Godot Theater Company, Taipei Philharmonic Chorus and GuoGuang Opera Company.
But supporters tend to have an open attitude towards putting on a show on the Internet. Our Theater says there is no need to limit oneself to physical performances as digital ones offer an additional platform and help promote the industry. [FULL STORY]