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Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Dreamers"

Jody Tu & Anna Chung
 
To celebrate the Republic of China’s 100th anniversary, the government of Taichung City hosted a rock musical on October 10th at Taichung Fulfillment Amphitheatre. This rock musical was called Dreamers because the government of Taichung City wanted to promote innovative thinking. There were many famous singers in this rock musical including Judy Chou and Peggy Lin.
 
The story of the dreamers began when a group of the young people formed a dancing team called "Dreamers" and had the opportunity to pursue their dream to perform on the National Day. During the rehearsal phase, they encountered a lot of obstacles. For instance, in the beginning, they didn’t have enough money to pay for the team’s expenses, and team members had different solutions to this financial problem. Therefore, they argued about this matter many times. Moreover their parents’ were against them spending so much time on their dancing.
  
Coincidentally, the team leader, Fei, heard from his grandpa that his great grandparents were martyrs during the Huanghuagang uprising of 1911. Therefore, Fei's grandpa hoped Fei would follow his heart and pursue his own dreams. Fei's grandpa encouraged Fei by telling him that everyone has the ability to change the world just like his great grandparents. This gave Fei more courage to dance. In order to make their dreams come true, team members practiced hard and solved all their problems together. Eventually, they united to defeat their competitors in the dancing contest and got the chance to perform on the National Day at Taichung Fulfillment Amphitheatre.
  
Throughout the performance, the music matched the scenes and played an important role in the show. Because of the music, the audience could be involved easily when enjoying this show. Particularly, every lyric was especially written for each scene.
   
At the end of the show, everyone applauded the performers and the wonderful rock musical. After seeing this amazing show, I thought this rock musical was the best show that I had ever seen. Actually, the Taichung City Government sponsors many kinds of activities every year including the Taichung Jazz Festival and the Taichung Rock Festival. Because these activities are always really great, I strongly recommend you plan to go to one in the near future.


 

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