Venue: Auditorium of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
※ Ani Choying Dolma
Ani Choying Dolma, a Tibetan Buddhist nun born in Nepal in 1971, is renowned for her beautiful Buddhist chanting. In addition, Ani Choying Dolma was assigned as first good will ambassador of Nepal. At the age of 13, she joined Nagi Gompa, a Buddhist nunnery in the foothills of the Himalayas. Her education and spiritual training was supervised by the great meditation master, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. She was well-versed in Buddhist meditation, chants, rituals and ceremonies, also mastering in Tibetan, English, Nepali, and Hindi. Her chanting voice is peaceful and pleasant-sounding, conveying the harmony of Dharma with its purity; she quickly advanced to the position of the chanting master in the nunnery. She was previously invited to the United States, Germany, Netherlands, and the mainland China to perform Buddhist chanting, and is going to major cities in India, Germany, Singapore, and the United States. Her amazing voice goes to many countries around the world, and is popular among the audience.
Besides the concert tour to carry forward Buddhism, she is the founder of the Nuns’ Welfare Foundation of Nepal and Arya Tara School. Furthermore, she established Aarogya Foundation with Dr. Pukar Chandra Shrestha in 2010 to help patients suffering from kidney failure. She developed Kidney Center and Human Organ Transplant Center in Kathmandu to benefit citizens. She is very committed to establishing schools and improving female education in Nepal with her income from performance. Her compassionate soul is as beautiful as her voice.
U-Theatre was founded by Ms. Liu Ruo-Yu, Mr.Huang Chih-Chun, and is generally regarded as a group of members with expertise in art performance. U-Theatre means “Playing drumming under its inner peace” in Chinese.
U-Theatre has been invited to perform at the world stage and respected globally, From successful exposure in Avignon Festival in 1988, they also participated in many famous art festivals, including Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Next Wave Festival at BAM (NYC), Barbican Center (UK), Chekhov International Theatre Festival (Moscow). With the effort to show the creative image of Taiwan in worldwide stages, U-Theatre keeps going to dedicate themselves to outstanding art performance.