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Posted on: July 22, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Taiwanese Folk Sports Troupe Visit A Big Success

Village of Westmont
Date Issued: July 22, 2015

On Monday, July 20, more than 200 guests from Westmont and surrounding communities attended the Taiwanese Folk Sports Troupe visit and performance at the Westmont Park District Community Center. The Village of Westmont, Westmont Park District, and TECO Cultural Center collaborated to coordinate this event.

“The performance was outstanding,” says Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter. “The athletes commanded the complete attention of the audience for the entire presentation. It was amazing. We’re honored to have groups like this come to Westmont and provide these wonderful presentations for our residents.”

The folks sports troupe performance consisted of athletic displays of coordination and balance that are unique to Taiwan. These ancient sports, including shuttlecock kicking, diabolo spinning, rope skipping, kite flying, dragon and lion dances, and top spinning, have long been practiced from generation to generation through-out Ching. Today in Taiwan, these folk sports are extremely popular among students. They can be regarded as gymnastic and recreational activities or held as performances and competitions.

Photos from the performance can be found in the Village of Westmont Photo Gallery at


Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont Communications Director

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