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The Council of Cultural Affairs Go West Artist Residency Program exhibition is a chance to see the works of 17 artists who have gone overseas, specifically to western nations, to find inspiration and hopefully for them, cement careers as international artists. This is the sixth time that the show has been held, and if nothing else, is a chance to judge how well the favored few have done from a government sponsored exercise to broaden artistic horizons and make Taiwan a center of the arts in Asia. The theme Go West (西•遊記) is taken from the famous story of Monkey or Journey to the West in which a Buddhist monk from China makes the long and dangerous journey to India to obtain the scriptures of his faith. The exhibition opens tomorrow at the Huashan Culture Park (華山文化園區), located at 1 Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei. * For more information call (02) 2392-6180 or visit www.cca.gov.tw/ huashan * Opening hours are from 9am to 10pm 22 (closed on Mondays and national holidays)

PHOTO COURTESY OF HUASHAN CULTURAL PARK

Theater

One Little Monkey Jumping on the Bed is the wonderful story of a 45-year old woman's discovery that she is pregnant and her concern that she is not up to the task of motherhood. The play is a series of dream sequences the mother experiences both before and after birth and the experiences she has as a mother.

* At the Experimental Theater, Taipei (國家實驗劇場)

* Today at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

* Tickets are NT$350 and are available through NTCH ticketing

Assassination Q2 … GO (暗殺Q2…GO) is a black comedy that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

* Guling St. Theater (牯嶺街小劇場), 2, Ln 5, Guling St, Taipei (台北市牯嶺街五巷二號)

* Today at 7:30pm, tomorrow and Sunday 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm

* Tickets are NT$350 and available through NTCH ticketing

Memory Puzzles — Ku & Dancers (記憶拼圖 — 古名伸舞蹈團) is a combination of dance, digital and stage performance and is an intricate and mesmerizing visual display that combines digital art with dance.

* Red Theater (紅樓劇場), 10 Chengdu Rd, Taipei (台北市成都路10號)

* Today at 7:45pm, tomorrow and Sunday at 2:45pm and 7:45pm

* Tickets are NT$500 and are available through ERA ticketing

Events

Tellus Theatre Acting Workshop, under the Thalie Theatre director, is still open for applications. The workshop which runs from 2pm to 5pm this and following Sundays, deals with many different aspects of acting. The workshops cost NT$1,800, or NT$1,200 respectively for students or applicants starting this week. Former members of Thalie Theatre will only be charged NT$800. More information can be obtained at the Tellus Web site at www.wretch.cc/blog/tellus. Enquiries can also be directed to tellus_drama@yahoo.com.tw, or call Leslie at 0939-872-083.

2006 A-ha Hakka Arts Festival (2006 a-ha客家藝術節) presents a feast of local performances starting tomorrow. The festival will take place over four days at different locations around the island, showing the richness and diversity of the Hakka culture. Tomorrow it will take place at the at the Meinung Hakka Folk Museum (美濃客家文物館) in Meinung, Kaohsiung County. This will be followed by events on Nov. 11, Nov. 25 and Dec. 12 at the Luo Family Complex in Chiatung Township, Pingtung County (屏東縣佳冬鄉羅家夥房), the Chiang Kai-shek Performance Hall in Fengshan City, Kaohsiung County (高雄縣鳳山市國父紀念館演藝廳), and the plaza outside the Kaohsiung City Music Hall (高雄市立音樂館). Details of the performances can be found at www.hakka.gov.tw.

Classical Music

An Evening of Nanguan Music (弄樂—玩南管的日子). As part of the Taiwan the NTCH's Taiwanese folk music series, the concert will feature conductor Chen Kun-jing (陳焜晉), director of the Pear Garden Music Ensemble (梨園樂坊). Chen will lead a group of young and brilliant musicians to perform musical pieces in a theatrical setting. The first half of the program will follow the traditional style to get people immersed in the elegant tranquility of Nanguan music. The second part is a musical interpretation of the Chinese fantasy classic The Classic of Mountains and Seas (山海經).

* At the Recital Hall, Taipei

* Seats are still available from NT$400 to NT$500 through NTCH ticketing

* Tomorrow at 7:30pm

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra (聖彼得堡愛樂管絃樂團) is Russia's oldest symphony orchestra. Featuring prize-winning Georgian pianist Elisso Virsaladze and conductor Yuri Temirkanov, the orchestra will present two different concert programs today and tomorrow. For the first concert, the program will include Tchaikovsky's Polonaise from "Eugene Onegin" and Piano Concerto No.1, and Shostakovich's Symphony No.5 Revolution; for the second concert, the program will include Weber's Overture Euryanthe, Grieg's Piano Concerto, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5.

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