“Feet in the Clouds” – Self-Awareness Trekking

”Feet in the Clouds” is a unique physical training method invented by U-Theatre. It aims to increase one’s self-awareness through trekking by day and drumming by night. In addition, this practice affords U-Theatre opportunities to step away from the confines of a theatre and to reach out to the world and local communities.




We trekked over 600 km and visited 25 townships along the western side of Taiwan, concluding each night with an open performance in collaboration with local musicians and dedicated to the community.


We spent 35 days hiking in the mountainous regions of eastern Taiwan while joining nine aboriginal tribes in their ceremonial singing and dancing each night.


U-Theatre’s footprints reached the Tibetan Plateau to a height of 5,000 meters on Mt. Kailash.


Invited to the Summer Arts Festival in Paris, members took the opportunity to walk along the Seine while drumming through the metropolis.


We went to Taroko in Hualian County and were trekking along the Liwu River. We saw the astonishing beauty of nature, and simultaneously looked into ourselves calmly again.


We attended the 17th Haifa International Children’s Theatre Festival in Israel. Before the festival started, we trekked in the city and beat drums. Through the drumming, we were praying for a peaceful world.


To celebrate U-Theatre’s 20th anniversary and to commemorate the first “Feet in the Clouds” initiative, members set out on a 50-day trek spanning over 1,200 km around the entire island of Taiwan, with their drumbeats echoing through as many as 33 villages and towns.


U-Theatre’s footprints reached Changhua. We visited eleven temples by trekking and drumming.


2011 is the first year of “The Teenager Drummer Program”. We led 50 teenagers to trek over 450km by 36 days from Pintung to Taipei.


In 2014, we brought 50 students from the remote and rural junior high schools to trek by 36 days through the western Taiwan.


U-Theatre cooperated with “Upbeat Percussion Band” of Changhua Prison. We visited eleven prisons and shared story with the inmates. Furthermore, U-Theatre and “Upbeat Percussion Band” had 7 performances together all around Taiwan. The drumming aroused people’s good energy of their inner heart, and brought up the good influence of society.