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Broadway show Dancing Diva to boost Taiwan’s tourist industry
《臺灣舞孃》百老匯秀 要替台灣觀光增亮點

From left to right, Dancing Diva executive director Monica Chiu, dancer Serina Liu, executive producer Jerry Fan, and director Hsu Chieh-hui pose for a group photograph at a press conference marking the establishment of the production team of the show at the Sheraton Taipei Hotel last Thursday.
《台灣舞孃》執行長邱文仁(左起)、舞者劉真、總監製范可欽,與導演許傑輝上週四在台北喜來登飯店的成軍記者會上合照。

Photo courtesy of Dancing Diva
照片由《台灣舞孃》提供

The production team of the NT$100 million show Dancing Diva was officially established last Thursday. The ambitious lineup includes career specialist Monica Chiu as the executive director, advertising professional Jerry Fan as the executive producer, actor Hsu Chieh-hui as the director, and dancer Serina Liu, dubbed “Asian dancing queen,” as the principle actress. The show, which is likely to be staged within a year and will be Taiwan’s first Broadway-style tourist spectacular, is expected to generate a considerable amount of business, and increase the value of the Taiwanese creative-arts tourist industry’s output. Dancing Diva is a combination of seven thematic shows with a distinct Taiwanese flavor, and will be suitable for audiences of all ages. Not only is it to showcase Taiwan’s strengths in the creative arts, said Fan, it will also be touted as a must-see show for every visitor to Taiwan. The cast will be announced soon.

Executive director Chiu wrote on her Facebook page last Wednesday, “My life has changed a lot over the last two years.” Indeed, Chiu, who used to be marketing director for 104 Job Bank, quit her job as deputy manger for Yes123, another online human resource company, at the beginning of January. Today she sees her 18th career-related book published, and is now working in the performing arts. In other words, she has shifted from helping people seek jobs to creating jobs for people. Given Chiu’s background, people may wonder what sort of ingenuity is to be seen in Chiu’s first work in performing arts.

As for actor Hsu, a lot of people had been wondering what he would do next after leaving the wildly popular political celebrity imitated show The Largest Political Party last November. The answer is that he is now an actor-turned-director and has begun to work on Taiwan’s first “revolutionary” performing arts tourist event. Dancing Diva will be produced on a scale comparable to the New York production of The Phantom of the Opera, Impression West Lake in China’s Hangzhou, Zhejing Province, and the O show in Las Vegas, said Hsu, who wants to show visitors from all over the world the charming creativity of performing arts in Taiwan. Ringo Li, assistant professor in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality at Taipei Chengshih University of Science and Technology, said that he is happy to see tourist attractions like Dancing Diva, as it is just the kind of tourist extravaganza that tourist operators need at the moment.

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. ambitious adj.

有雄心的 (you3 xiong2 xin1 de5)

例: Bob is not at all ambitious. He just wants to lead a quiet life.

(鮑勃並不怎麼有雄心。他只要平淡過生活。)

2. ingenuity n.

巧思 (qiao3 si1)

例: Solving tasks like this requires not only brains and experience but also ingenuity.

(破解如此般的任務,不僅需要腦力與經驗,還要具有巧思。)

3. comparable adj.

比得上的;可比較的 (bi3 de2 shang4 de5; ke2 bi3 jiao4 de5)

例: I don’t think you can say these two products are even comparable. They are meant for completely different markets. (我不認為你能說這兩樣產品可相互比較。它們各屬兩個不同的市場。)


(Lin Ya-ti, Taipei Times)

投資近億的《台灣舞孃》上週四正式成軍,堅強的陣容包括:職場專家邱文仁擔任執行長、廣告人范可欽擔任總監製、藝人許傑輝擔任導演,與亞洲舞后劉真擔任第一女主角。期望在一年之內上演,並預期要以「台灣第一齣百老匯式觀光大秀」之姿,替台灣創造龐大的觀光文創商機及產值。范可欽表示,《臺灣舞孃》結合七個具備台灣特色的秀所組合而成的「秀中秀」,是展現台灣文創實力,老少咸宜的觀光大秀,亦是觀光客到台灣必看的「品牌」大秀。更多演出成員將陸續公布。

邱文仁上週三在臉書上表示:「這兩年我人生變化比較大。」的確,曾任104人力銀行行銷總監,今年元旦離開Yes123求職網副總經理一職。而就在今天,邱文仁出版了第十八本職場教戰書。不只如此,她現在轉戰表演藝術,從幫人找工作,搖身一變成為創造工作者。以她的背景所推出的表演節目,會擦出什麼樣的火花,讓人引頸期盼。

至於藝人許傑輝,許多人都在猜他去年十一月從廣受歡迎的電視政治模仿秀節目《全民最大黨》閃辭後的去向,答案是這位演員已變身導演,投入台灣第一個「革命性」的觀光表演活動。許傑輝表示,《臺灣舞孃》就像是紐約的《歌劇魅影》、中國浙江省杭州的《印象西湖》、拉斯維加斯的《O》秀等,他要讓世界感受台灣表演創意的魅力。台北城市科技大學觀光系助理教授李奇嶽表示,很高興即將有《臺灣舞孃》這樣的觀光大秀產品,對於旅遊業者來說,正需這類可增加旅遊亮點的產品。

(台北時報記者林亞蒂)

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