Temple parade kids aren’t bad
Parade troupes are an integral part of paying respect to deities in Taiwan’s folk belief festivities. Despite the long-standing reverence for such festivities in Taiwanese society, many controversies have emerged in recent years, in which public temples, temple altars, and bad troupes have infiltrated campuses to entice failing students into their control through drugs or violence. Sadly, with so much negative news, the public no longer sees such festivities in such a positive light.
However, “Chio Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe” is determined to overturn these negative labels by providing “bad kids” with a strict regimen and systematic training to transform them into professional performers. In recent years, these former troupe leaders have successfully transformed traditional parade troupes into internationally renowned performance troupes. Chio Tian carries the responsibility of blazing new trails for the nation’s traditional heritage and ensuring that the world has an opportunity to witness the beauty of Taiwan’s traditional culture.