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Theater

Men in Tutus comes to town for those looking for serious ballet that doesn’t take itself seriously. The world’s largest all-male comedy ballet company, Les Ballets Grandiva from New York, has generated rave reviews for brilliant choreography, excellent technique and the sheer entertainment of watching men dressed as ballerinas dancing classics such as Swan Lake.

■ Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (國父紀念館), 505, Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei City

(台北市仁愛路四段505號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,600, available through ERA ticketing or online at www. ticket.com.tw

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Taipei Crossover Dance Company (臺北越界舞團) presents Time Hotel (越界15—時光旅社), a locker-room detective story where each of the company’s performers has his or her moment as a lead. The first-rate production crew includes theater director Michael Li (黎煥雄) and fashion designer Sophie Hong (洪麗芬). [See story on Page 13.]

■ Taipei National University of the Arts — Dance Theater (國立台北藝術大學舞蹈廳), 1 Xueyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市學園路1號)

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

■ Tickets are NT600 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Riverbed Theatre Company (河床劇團) presents Electric X!, an audio-visual feast devoid of language and story. The performance — which is off-limits to people aged under 16 — speaks to the subconscious and is designed to be felt rather than understood.

■ Taipei Artist Village (台北國際藝術村), 7 Beiping E Rd, Taipei City (台北市北平東路7號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$400, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Cat Man (貓神) is the latest work by Ming Hwa Yuan Arts and Cultural Group (明華園戲劇總團). The Taiwanese operatic production tells a story of individual heroism in the face of institutional injustice through Cat Man, a Robin Hood-like character by night and young politician by day.

■ 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 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,500, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw

Godot Theatre Company’s (果陀劇場) The 39 Steps (步步驚笑) is a comedic espionage thriller adapted from the novel of the same title by John Buchan. The star-studded cast includes veteran thespians Chin Shih-chieh (金士傑) and Tien Hsin (天心) and television and theater actors Pu Hsueh-liang (卜學亮) and Renzo Liu (劉亮佐). The four play a total of 48 characters in the Chinese adaptation of the play. This is the first major Broadway production licensed in Chinese while the original continues to run in New York and London.

■ Taichung Chungshan Hall (台中中山堂), 98 Syueshih Rd, Taichung City (台中市學士路98號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

Cello & Piano Classics From the Nineteenth Century — Dialogue Between Thomas Landschoot and Wang Liang-yu (十九世紀大提琴與鋼琴之歌《湯瑪斯蘭舒與王亮予的音樂對話》) presents cellist Thomas Landschoot performing a program that includes works by Schubert, Mendelssohn and Chopin, with Wang Liang-yu (王亮予) on piano.

■ Today at 7:30pm

■ National Recital Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$350 to NT$600, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artstickets.com.tw

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