Sylvia Chang wins National Arts Award for her cinematic achievements

Taipei, December 8 (CNA) Director and two-time Golden Horse winner for Best Actress Sylvia Chang (張艾嘉) was named the winner in the film category of this year’s National Arts Award on Wednesday, along with six other recipients in other artistic fields. categories.

Awarded biennially by the National Culture and Arts Foundation, this year’s National Award for Arts went to novelist Ping Lu (平 路) in the literature category; filmmaker Huang Ming-chuan (黃明川) in visual arts; the beiguan player Qiu Huo-rong (邱 火 榮) to music; the choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava in dance; Taiwanese opera director Wang Rong-yu (王榮裕) in the theater; architect Kuo Chung-twn (郭 中 端) in architecture; and Chang at the movies.

Chang, 68, is a famous actress and director with a career spanning nearly 50 years. She has twice won the Best Actress award at the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards and was nominated for the same award for Best Director and Best Picture for her directorial work, including Passion, Siao Yu, Tempting Heart and Love Education. , making her one of Taiwan’s most accomplished filmmakers. .

Ping Lu, 68, has published over 20 books, some of which such as “Love & Revolution – A Novel About Song Qingling (宋慶齡) and Sun Yat-Sen (孫逸仙)” have been translated into English and other languages .

Huang, 67, is famous for his independent films and documentaries, while Qiu, 88, is famous for playing several musical instruments for traditional Chinese opera and is a pioneer of Beiguan music in Taiwan.

Bulareyaung, who founded the Bulareyaung Dance Company in 2014 in Taitung County, features members of several indigenous tribes and has created works for the Cloud Gate Dance Theater in Taiwan and the Martha Graham Dance Company.

Wang, 62, is the founder of the famous Taiwanese opera company Golden Bough Theater and has performed and created more than a dozen theatrical works.

Kuo, 73, is the second female architect to receive this honor and is famous for her shoreline layout.

Created in 1997, the National Arts Prize aims to encourage and reward artists who have made an exceptional contribution. The prize is awarded every two years starting in 2015.

The winners each take home NT $ 1 million (US $ 36,070) in cash prizes and a trophy, according to the organizer.

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