Fri, Apr 17, 2009 - Page 14 News List





Seasoned actress and film director Sylvia Chang (張艾嘉) returns to the stage after a two-decade hiatus with Design for Living (華麗上班族之生活與生存). Directed by Hong Kong theater director Edward Lam (林奕華), the star-studded play takes a humorous and compassionate look at the life and dreams of white-collar workers.

▲National Theater, Taipei City

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

▲Tickets are NT$500 to NT$4,000, available through ERA ticket outlets or online at

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s (雲門舞集) second company, Cloud Gate 2, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with Spring Riot (春鬥), a tour which begins today at Taipei’s Novel Hall and will next month take in Hsinchu, Taichung and Kaohsiung. The bill includes Island of Silence (緘默之島) by Gu Ming-sheng (古名伸) and Lin Hwai-ming’s (林懷民) Waiting for Spring Wind (望春風).

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

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

▲Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,200, available through NTCH ticket outlets or online at

Celebrated theater director Wang Jia-ming (王嘉明) teams up with songstress Cheer Chen (陳綺貞) and composer and music producer Chen Chien-chi (陳建騏) for his latest work Once, Upon Hearing the Skin Tone (膚色的時光), a mystery thriller musical about love and the atrocities and madness it entails.

6F Performance Hall, Eslite Xinyi Store (誠品信義店6F展演廳), 6F, 11 Songgao Rd, Taipei City (台北市松高路11號6樓)

▲Tonight at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm, Tuesday to Thursday at 7:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$600, available through NTCH ticket outlets or online at




Next weekend several Japanese musicians visit Taipei for a one-day festival of reggae music held by Islandjam at The Wall (這牆). The event, which takes place on April 25, features several headline acts from Japan: five-piece band Carib Rock, female singer Miffer, Big H and DJ Yahman.

Local performers include Skaraoke, Ice and Sunny Small, expat roots group High Tide, Junior Alfa of Guinea and Jamaican sound system Black Reign International Sound.

The party is the first of a series of reggae events to be held by Islandjam, which is run by Taili, a member of Black Reign. Upcoming events include a performance by Black Reign in Taichung next month and a beachside party at Cianshui Bay (淺水灣), Sanchih Township (三芝), in June.

Islandjam Live Reggae concert featuring Carib Rock, Miffer and Big H of Japan, at The Wall (這牆), B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1). To learn more, call (02) 2930-0162 or visit

▲April 25, 10:30pm

▲NT$400, available at the door only


Ping-Fong Acting Troupe’s (屏風表研演班) 2002 The Aurora Borealis (北極之光) returns with a countrywide tour. The big-budget production examines first love and commitment.

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

▲Tonight at 7:30pm, tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$600 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

A Zhainan’s Fantasy (宅男的魔法與愛異想世界) tells the tale of a homebody who has plenty of love but is short on looks.

▲Comedy Club, B1, 24 Taihsun St, Taipei City (台北市泰順街24號B1)

▲Today, tomorrow and Sunday at 8pm

▲Tickets are NT$250 at the door and include one drink

Lanling Theatre Workshop (蘭陵劇坊), a pioneering experimental theater, is celebrating its 30th anniversary by restaging three works from its repertoire. The first, Cats’ Paradise (貓的天堂), premiered in 1980, and,

by conveying emotions through

body movements, dances rather

than dialogue, challenged

theatrical orthodoxy.

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

▲Thursday at 7:30pm

▲Tickets are NT$500 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at


Jerome Rose Piano Recital (傑羅姆.羅斯鋼琴獨奏會). Jerome Rose, a gold medallist at the International Busoni Competition, will visit Taipei to present two master classes and two concerts. The program includes Beethoven’s Sonata in E-Flat Op. 3, Schmann’s Humoreske, and Benediction de Dieu dans la Solitude, Funerailles and Mepnisto Waltz by Liszt.

▲Sunday at 7:30pm (Hsinchu) and Wednesday at 7:30pm (Taipei)

▲Performance Hall of the Bureau of Cultural Affairs Hsinchu City (新竹市文化局演藝廳), 17 Dongda Rd Sec 2, Hsinchu City (新竹市東大路二段17號) and National Concert Hall, Taipei City

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