Fri, Oct 17, 2008 - Page 14 News List





The Japanese occupation of Taiwan serves as the backdrop of Uhan Shii Theater Group’s (歡喜扮戲團) production Gao Sha Guen (高砂館). Set in 1937 Keelung, the play takes an unromantic look at the illusions and dreams of a group of ordinary people living on the margins of society.

▲National Experimental Theater, Taipei City

▲Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm and tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$500, available through NTCH ticketing

Heart of Ocean (海洋之心) is a diabolo dance performance by Diabolo Dance Theater (舞鈴劇場) that portrays life underwater.

▲Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25, Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市八德路三段25號)

▲Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,100, available through NTCH ticketing

The Puppet and Its Double Theater (無獨有偶工作室劇團) revises its The Happy Prince (快樂王子), a puppet performance based on Oscar Wilde’s fairy tale of the same name.

▲Chiayi Performing Arts Center (嘉義縣表演藝術中心), 265, Jianguo Rd Sec 2, Minsyong Township, Chiayi County (嘉義縣民雄鄉建國路二段265號)

▲Tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$300, available through NTCH ticketing

Taiwan’s expulsion from the UN in 1971 serves as the background for Ping-Fong Acting Troupe’s (屏風表演班) latest work Stand by Me (六義幫). Written and directed by Hugh Lee (李國修), the story follows six youths who use an air raid shelter as a meeting place to discuss their roles in history.

▲Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25, Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市八德路三段25號)

▲Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing

The Prince of Tennis is a musical based on the popular Japanese manga and anime series of the same name. The production takes the form of tennis matches, which in its Taiwan debut are between two rival schools in a national tournament.

▲Novel Hall (新舞台), 3-1 Songshou Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路3-1號)

▲Sunday at 2pm and 7pm

▲Tickets are NT$900 to NT$2,200, available through NTCH ticketing


The Paul Taylor Dance Company opens its three-performance run of the Novel Hall 2008 Dance Series tonight at 8pm with Mercuric Tidings, Byzantium and Esplanade. [See preview on Page 13 of the Friday, Oct. 10 edition of the Taipei Times.] As of press time there were still a few tickets left for tonight, but tomorrow night and Sunday’s matinee are both sold-out.

▲Tonight at 8pm

▲Novel Hall (新舞台), 3-1 Sungshou Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路3-1號)

▲Tickets are NT$800, NT$1,000 and NT$1,500, available through Call (02) 2723-7953 for information about tickets

Artistic director Yao Shu-fen (姚淑芬) presents Welcome: Flashmob to Yongkang Street, Taipei (世紀當代舞團2008《歡迎光臨.永康藝族》) held by Century Contemporary Dance Company (世紀當代舞團), which showcases the work of emerging choreographers. The festival features indoor and outdoor performances by six teams of choreographers

▲Indoor performances are at the Century Contemporary Dance Studio, 40, Ln 23, Yongkang St, Taipei City (台北市永康街23巷40號). Outdoor performances will be held “flash mob”-style at various places around the Yongkang area

▲Indoor performances are tonight at 7:30pm and tomorrow at 6pm and 8pm; outdoor performances are tomorrow and Sunday from 1pm to 5:15pm

▲Tickets for each indoor performance are NT$200, available from NTCH ticket outlets. Visit or call (02) 3393-9888


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