Taiwan BangZi Opera Company



The journey of Yuju Opera was altered by the Chinese Civil War in 1949. At that time, a “Yuju Opera Company” traveled all the way from Yuju to Vietnam during the turmoil. When the sign of “Chongchou’s Yuju Opera Company” was hung up in Vietnam and ready to settle there, another storm was unleashed and the Company had little choice but to pack up and travel on. This time, they landed at Zuoying, Taiwan, where Hsiu-Yun Chang, actress and later known as the queen mother of Yuju Opera, and her opera lovers used “Chongchou’s Yuju Opera Company” as the base to form the "Marine Corps Pegasus Yuju Opera Team" with the support of the Ministry of National Defense. Since then, the Yuju Opera Team has been renamed a few times, including "National Guoguang’s Yuju Opera Team" under the Ministry of Education on January 1, 1996, and the "Taiwan’s Yuju Opera Company" under the Cultural Development Association in 2008. On May 20, 2012, the Ministry of Culture was established and it was renamed as" Taiwan’s Yuju Opera company in National Traditional Art Center."

For more than 60 years, the "Taiwan’s Yuju Opera Company" has been committed to "sustaining the art of Yuju Opera" and "improving its performance on stage". It has been invited to perform in countries, including South Korea, the United States, Canada,the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. The Yuju Opera Company has also been involved in organizing cross-strait cultural exchanges, joint performances, and forums. It has won the "Cross-Strait Cultural Exchange Contribution Award" for five consecutive times since 2002.

For transmitting the connotation of Yuju Opera, the Company has picked itself up again and again on its road to a broader horizon of Yuju Opera by presenting its superb performances. The Company is equally determined to reach out and impress the world with its unique style of Taiwan Yuju Opera.
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