Taipei was to host two major performing arts conferences in the summer: the Association of Asia Pacific Performing Arts Centres (AAPPAC) Conference June1-3 and the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Conference June 1-5. Both conferences are important to the circus industry. ISPA CEO, David Baile and Chair Tisa Ho announced today, that “Over the past few weeks, ISPA staff along with the C.F. Koo Foundation, our hosts for the international congress in Taipei, have been monitoring the developments with respect to the coronavirus in Taiwan and throughout the region. The Executive Committee convened to review the options and the risk connected to international travel. Based on the information available at this time, it is with great regret that the Executive, in consultation with the C.F. Koo Foundation, has decided to cancel the congress in Taipei which was scheduled for June 1-5, 2020.” The officials added that ISPA is taking this opportunity to explore onl...
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