Mr. Charles Li, Director-General of TECC in Chennai and Mr. Sridharan Madhusudhanan, Director General of India-Taipei Association participated in the Crossroads Art Exhibition by artists Mr. Ajoy Kumar and Miss Hsuan Chen Liu in Taipei on June 2, 2019. Also present were Mrs. Sridharan, Mr. Sandeep Jakhar, Deputy Director General of ITA, Mr. Rony K. Antony, President of Taiwan Kerala Association, and guests from India and Taiwan. Murals by Miss Hsuan Chen Liu are infusions on canvas of both Indian deities and traditional Chinese culture. Artworks by Mr. Ajoy Kumar are acrylic and black prints of his personal experience during Dajia Mazu Procession(大甲媽祖遶境) and of the daily life at Wuqi Fishing Port in Taichung City.
Demonstration of Mohiniyattam, one of the eight classical dances of India that developed and remain popular in the state of Kerela, India, by Miss Hsuan Chen Liu received warm and widespread accolade from the audience. It was the first time that the classic Mohiniyattam could be introduced in depth in Taiwan. Mohiniyattam dance gets its name from the word Mohini - a mythical enchantress avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, who helps the good prevail over evil by deploying her feminine powers. The subtleness and vividness in Miss Liu’s performance was described by Mr. Sridharan as “incredible” and “amazing”!
Both Mr. Charles Li and Mr. Sridharan are committed to facilitating more cultural exchange programs between Taiwan and south India.