Following its successful Taipei premiere last July and runs in Hong Kong and Macau, the musical Sound of Colors
Fans of Liao's book should not miss out on this second chance to see the show. Theater director Miguel Li
Derived from a story about a blind girl who gets lost in different subway stations and imagines the world as a colorful circus, director Li has added sounds and turned it into a popular musical.
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The performance was described by critics as "combining the fairy-tale quality of Alice in Wonderland and the Fraz Kafka-style questions about life."
A very common audience response to the show was, "Fascinating ... I really like it but don't quite understand the meaning of the story."
Despite being difficult to understand, the musical has been spectacularly successful, spawning by-products such as a soundtrack and a musical script.
It also generated phenomenal sales in Macau, where the tickets were sold out three weeks before the performance.
The movie Sound of Colors, starring Tony Leung
For the second show, director Li has prepared something different. This time not only the actors will be singing, the audience will also be asked to sing along with the actors on stage and there are also some grand chorus scenes. As of press time, 100 tickets were left.
Chen Wang-shi (陳罔市) doesn’t know where to go if she is forced to move. The 78-year-old Chen is an active “sea woman” (海女) in Taiwan’s easternmost fishing village of Makang (馬崗) in New Taipei City’s Gongliao District (貢寮). When the waves are calm, she ventures out to forage for algae, oysters and other edible marine morsels. She lives alone in the village, as her children have moved to the cities for work, returning for weekends and festivals. “I cannot get used to living in Taipei, and I feel very uncomfortable if I don’t go out to the ocean to forage. I
Aug. 10 to Aug. 16 They called him the “No Problem Doctor” (沒關係醫生) because that’s what he always told his patients when they couldn’t pay up. Operating the only clinic in Changhua County’s Pusin Township (埔心) during the 1950s, Hsu Tsai-chih (許再枝) knew that life was difficult in his remote hometown. “They barely had enough to survive, so it was pointless to chase after them for the money,” an 81-year-old Hsu told the United Daily News in 2002. “I just went with the flow, some offered to pay me back years later but I had already forgotten
A widely criticized peer-reviewed study that measured the attractiveness of women with endometriosis has been retracted from the medical journal Fertility and Sterility. The study, “Attractiveness of women with rectovaginal endometriosis: a case-control study,” was first published in 2013 and has been defended by the authors and the journal in the intervening years despite heavy criticism from doctors, other researchers and people with endometriosis for its ethical concerns and dubious justifications, with one advocate calling the study “heartbreaking” and “disgusting.” The study’s conclusion was: “Women with rectovaginal endometriosis were judged to be more attractive than those in the two control groups.
Your body is floating in a warm, blue bath, neither sinking nor rising. Sunlight shimmers on the white sand below as a sea turtle drifts by. You feel your heart beating slowly and a profound sense of calm floods your mind. The figures floating at the surface seem distant, as if from a different world. Down here, there is just you, your mind, your body, and the water. In this calm, timeless moment, you have glimpsed infinity... you are freediving. The next time you find yourself on Siaoliouciou (小琉球), or on Green Island (綠島), or at any number of popular snorkeling