2016 Research on Four Taiwanese Aboriginal Groups

Sandra was granted the fellowship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan from May to August 2016 to conduct research on four Taiwanese Aboriginals’ Dance and Culture. The four groups are Amis, Atayal, Dao, and Paiwan, and Sandra is hoping to use her findings to relate these cultures to the other Austronesian cultures including the Philippines, Indonesia, Polynesia, New Zealand, and Eastern Island from the perspective of movements and dance.