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Events & Entertainment

Magical Music Theater—Nutcracker (夢幻音樂劇場—胡桃鉗). Joined by the dancers of the Capital Ballet-Taipei (台北首都芭蕾舞團) and featuring guest conductor Liu Ma-li (劉馬利), Hsinchu Philharmonic Orchestra (新竹市立愛樂管絃樂團) will present a special family event, featuring a selection of six of the popular ballet The Nutcracker Suite, including March, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy, Arabischer Tanz, Chinese Dance: Tea, Dance of the Reed Pipes, and Valse of Flowers. * At the Hsinchu Municipal Auditorium (新竹市立演藝廳), 17 Tungta Rd Sec 2, Hsinchu City (新竹市東大路二段17號) * As of press time, NT$500 and NT$1,000 to NT$1,500 tickets are sold out, but NT$300 and NT$800 seats are still available through ERA ticketing * Sunday at 2:30pm


Mind Compass (五色羅盤II) is a dance production by Tai-Gu Tales Dance Theater (太古踏舞團) that evokes a visceral exploration of movement on the stage. A blend of dance, music, installation art, light show and fashion show. A single piece that runs for 75 minutes featuring dancer Wang Juo-mei (王若湄).

* Experimental Theater (國家戲劇院實驗劇場), 21-1 Zhongshan S Rd, Taipei (台北市中山南路21-1號)

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

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

Whispers at a Tombstone (青塚前的對話) performed by the National Guoguang Opera Company (國光劇團) This opera tells the story of two women that are forced to leave their hometowns at different periods in history. The opera is structured around the dialogue that might ensue if these women were to meet across time. With an updated script and superbly directed by Li Xiao-ping (李小平), the sadness of the women's voices should resonate with anyone that has been forced to leave their homeland.

* National Center for Traditional Arts (NCTA, 國立傳統藝術中心), 201 Wubin Rd Sec 2, Wuchieh Township, Ilan County (宜蘭縣五結鄉五濱路二段201號)

* Tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm

* Admission is free

Mom Is So Annoying (媽媽好討厭) tells the funny story of two daughters who, after being scolded by their mother, wish that she disappears. To their surprise, their mother does in fact disappear. Their initial feelings of joy soon turn to sadness as they anxiously wait for her return.

* National Taiwan Arts Education Institute (國立台灣藝術教育館), 47 Nanhai Rd, Taipei (台北市南海路47號)

* Today at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 10:30am, 3pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 10:30am and 3pm

* Tickets are NT$200 to NT$600 and can be purchased through NTCH ticketing

Classical Music

Xue Xue Weekend Music Concert — Spiritual Dialogue of Classical Guitar (學學週末音樂會古典吉他的邀約—深度心靈對話). Featuring Guitarist Lee Chen-sheng (李振聲), flutist Lin Yi-chun (林怡君), and pianist Lee Shan-shan (李姍姍), the concert will present a program of works, including Mertz's Hungarian Fantasy, Torroba's Sonatina in A Major, Tedesco's Guitar Concerto No. 1 in D Major, Op.99, Piazzolla's Histoire du Tango, and other guitar favorites.

* At the Xue Xue Institute (學學文創志業), 207 Tiding Blvd Sec 2, Neihu District, Taipei (台北市內湖區堤頂大道二段207號)

* Tickets are NT$500 and are available through NTCH ticketing or call 0800-068-089

* Tonight at 7:30pm

2006 Su Shien-ta Violin Recital (2006蘇顯達自法國返國20年小提琴獨奏會). France-based Taiwanese violinist Su will present four concerts on tour in Taiwan beginning in Tainan tonight, Taoyuan tomorrow, Ilan on Dec. 29, and Taipei on Dec. 30. The program of works will include Delius' Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2, Gordon Shi-wen Chin's Phantasy for Violin and Piano, Richard Strauss' Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-flat Major, Op. 13, Falla's Suite Populaire Espagnole, Faure's Romance in B-flat Major, Op.28, and Sibelius' Five Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op.81, Poulenc's Sonata for Violin and Piano.

* Tonight at the Tainan Municipal Arts Center (台南市立藝術中心演藝廳), 332 Chungshan E Rd Sec 3, Tainan City (台南市中華東路三段332號), tomorrow at the Performing Arts Hall of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County Government (桃園縣政府文化局演藝廳), 21 Hsianfu Rd, Taoyuan County (桃園市縣府路21號), Dec. 29 at the Ilan Performing Arts Center of the Ilan County Cultural Affairs Bureau (宜蘭縣文化局演藝廳), 482 Chungshan Rd Sec 2, Ilan City (宜蘭市中山路二段482號), and Dec. 30 at the National Concert Hall, Taipei.

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