Just call it “A Tale of Clay” !
In 2017, at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Ju Tzong-ching, Brandon Lin and Lee Hsiao-ping were about to fly to Moscow, because the Ju Percussion Group (JPG) was invited to participate in the Chekhov International Theatre Festival and perform the Percussion Theater: MuLan. Ju Tzong-ching served as artistic director, Lee Hsiao-ping was the director, and Brandon Lin, an entrepreneur in the ceramics business, joined the trip as the “best cheerleader”.
During the transit, Brandon Lin talked about his hometown, Luzhunan in Miaoli, and shared his childhood memories with Ju and Lee. Lin has been a successful businessman who not only contributed to charity in the local community, but also organized cultural activities, such as the Luzhunan Arts Festival and the old houses renovation. He was always thinking about what else could he do for his hometown?
This emotional attachment to the family and land was rustic, sincere, warm and touching, with which Ju strongly resonated. Ju, who clicked with Lin when they first met, thought to himself: would it be possible to use artistic creation in the form of a percussion theater to transcend this emotional attachment? Finally, Lee said, just call it “A Tale of Clay”, which was the simplest, most straightforward, and warmest.