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Theater & dance

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre (雲門舞集) opened its three-week run at the National Theater on Wednesday night with Cursive (行草), part one of artistic director Lin Hwai-min’s (林懷民) Cursive trilogy. Tickets of all price ranges are still available for tonight’s show but all that’s left for tomorrow night are the NT$1,600 seats, while Sunday’s matinee is sold out. Cursive II (行草貳) opens on Wednesday and Wild Cursive (狂草) begins on Sept. 16. Only the NT$1,600 seats are left for Sept.18, while Sept. 19 is sold out.

■ National Theater, Taipei City

■ Wednesdays to Saturdays through Sept. 19 at 7:45pm and Sundays, Sept. 6, Sept. 13 and Sept. 20, at 2:45pm

■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

There are still about 20 tickets left for Sunday night’s Morakot-disaster fund-raiser by former Martha Graham principal dancer Sheu Fang-yi (許芳宜) and her LaFa company. Since LaFa’s Ode to Joy show as part of the Taipei Arts Festival sold out weeks ago, Sheu and choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava (布拉瑞揚) added an extra performance to raise money for Bula’s hometown, Jialan Village (嘉蘭), one of the many places in Taitung County and elsewhere hurt by the typhoon. All proceeds from the show will go to relief efforts.

■ LAFA Ode to Joy, a Philanthropic Evening-Typhoon Relief Donation, Taipei Cultural Center, Wenshan Branch (台北市立社會教育館文山分館), 32 Jingwen St, Taipei City (台北市景文街32號)

■ Sunday at 7pm

■ Tickets are NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing, Love Scenes of Flowers and Farewell (花與告別的愛情場景) is a collaboration between celebrated composer and songwriter Chen Chien-chi (陳建騏) and singer Waa Wei (魏如萱), better know as Waa (娃娃), who will take audiences on a musical journey to Shakespeare’s world of love and romance. [See story above.]

■ Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yenping S Rd, Taipei City (台北市延平南路98號)

■ Tonight and tomorrow at 8pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are sold out

The Lost Part (天堂的缺口) by Dance Body Company (體相舞蹈劇場) is a cross-over effort by choreographer Wu Pin-i (吳品儀), flute player Yu Ya-hui (游雅慧) and Taiwanese opera performer Chien Yu-lin (簡玉琳). Performed by the trio and members of the dance company, the work centers on three women and their life stories.

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$600, available

through NTCH ticketing or online at

As part of the Taipei Fringe Festival, Housewives’ Rice (主婦的米) by Wu Eng Jeng Kow Moving Drama Band (無印堅果流動劇團) recounts how a husband and wife rediscover the most important thing in their lives after the estranged wife turns into a cockroach.

■ Somebody Cafe (貳拾陸巷), 2F, 131 Xining S Rd, Taipei City (台北市西寧南路131號2樓)

■ Tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$350, available

through NTCH ticketing or online at

Classical music

Super Time Space Symphony (超時空交響曲) features the Kaohsiung County Symphony Orchestra (高雄縣交響樂團), which will perform a program that includes easy-listening favorites such as Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Mozart’s Overture from “The Marriage of Figaro”, the Star Wars Suite arranged by John Williams and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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