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Expanding fast, but still on the fringe

By Ho Yi

The venue is free, anyone who signs up can perform and artists get to keep box-office proceeds as revenue. It is no wonder that Taipei Fringe Festival (台北藝穗節) has gained popularity among young artists and increasingly become an important platform for new and experimental performance.FULL STORY

Lessons from an orchid

By Diane Baker

It has been just over two years since E-Dance Theater (伊舞集) has appeared at the Experimental Theater in Taipei, a lengthy absence from the stage that can partially be explained by cofounder and choreographer Fan Xiang-jun’s (樊香君) academic schedule. She has been working on aFULL STORY

Live Wire: Park and play

By David Frazier

In Ben Greenman’s novel Please Step Back, there’s a moment when an aspiring musician stops a pair of small-time rock icons on the street to say, “I just wanted to say that I saw you guys play ... and it was cool.” Their reply is brusque,FULL STORY

Events and entertainment listings

By Ho Yi

Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. It is the release party of folk rock band Young David’s (青春大衛) latest album tonight, supported by psychedelic rock group The Gigantic Roar (巨大的轟鳴) and Chiu-Pi (邱比). Tomorrow, it is post-rock veteran We Save Strawberries’FULL STORY

Art exhibition listings

By Enru Lin

In the age of computers and typing, German artist Lars Koepsel installs a show on handwriting and its special power to transform meaning. Koepsel has copied philosophical texts by hand, layering one line of text over the other on paper. Each copy, on view nowFULL STORY

Movie releases

By Ian Bartholomew

The Giver Based on the highly awarded and sometimes controversial novel of the same name by author Lois Lowry. Published in 1993, the novel has echoes of famous dystopian novels from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World to Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The story is set inFULL STORY

The Vinyl Word

By Marcus Aurelius

An Asian-born metalhead that dons a dinosaur costume whilst churning out erratic electronic tunes with names like Whomp-a-saurus Sex that he describes as sounding like tango dancing with cats — welcome to the wild and wacky world of Mochipet (David Wang, 汪友倫). We’ve caught upFULL STORY

Taipei Watcher: Election time2014-08-28

By Eddy Chang

On Aug. 1, 28 same-sex couples attempted to register their marriages at Taipei’s Zhongzheng Household Registration Office (中正區戶政事務所) on the eve of Chinese Valentine’s Day. And to no surprise, the office rejected their marriage registrations, because same-sex marriage is not yet allowed in Taiwan. In response,FULL STORY

Restaurant review: Kenmochiya House (劍持屋)2014-08-28

By Dana Ter

Kenmochiya House (劍持屋) is an unassuming sake bar-turned-fine dining nook tucked in a little residential alley on Jianguo North Road. The restaurant serves fusion-style Taiwanese-Japanese delicacies from sashimi to chicken feet in a decor with ample gray stone motifs, black curtains and dim lighting. Whereas theFULL STORY

Classical DVD and CD review2014-08-28

By Bradley Winterton

Yang Tianwa Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Ysaye and Bach Live in St. Petersburg Naxos 2.110283 [DVD] My enthusiasm of the month is undoubtedly for the young Chinese violinist Yang Tianwa (楊天媧, born 1987). Two new products have been released this year, both on the Naxos label — a DVD of aFULL STORY

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