#3 藝穗會名字的由來

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Fringe 這個藝名來自愛丁堡。話說有8個劇團不請自來,硬闖當地藝術節,在外圍演出,十分出位,有傳媒稱之為Fringe,有不羈的意思,並一直沿用。至於藝穗譯名,來得神奇。「最初揾唔到適合譯名,直到有一朝。」謝俊興話:「我夜晚夢到麥田,見到麥穗在太陽下發光好靚。醒來便作咗藝穗節嘅名。」現時在台灣和大陸都會用藝穗代表fringe的意思。

"The name Fringe has come from Edinburgh when some theatre groups gate-crashed the Festival. They hired their own performance venues and made themselves instant hits. They were described as "the fringe of the official Festival" in the news. And the name sticks. But we couldn’t think of a good Chinese name, everywhere we looked. Until one night "It's come to me in a dream," Benny said. "I'm in a wheat field, wheat plants everywhere. The spikey parts of the plants catch my eyes. It looks so beautiful in the sun. When I wake up, the Chinese character pops up in my head." The name 藝穗節 also sticks and is now used in Taiwan and the Mainland for fringe festivals."

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