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Co-organized by the Cultural Bureau in Shannxi Province (陝西省文化廳) and Taipei Arts Promotion Association (台北市文化藝術促進協會), Shannxi Folk Arts Fair (陜西民間藝術園遊會) features a series of exhibitions, performances, workshops, tea and food appreciation events aimed at introducing Taipei residents to various folk arts and culture in the Chinese province. Performances by art groups from Shannxi include shadow puppetry, mask dance, traditional opera and folk singing.

■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Four Hall (中四館) and Distillation Room (蒸餾室), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號). On the Net: _tapa

■ Today to Sunday from 10am

to 10pm

■ No admission fee

EX-Theatre Asia’s (EX-亞洲劇團) A True Calling (假戲真作) explores the blurred boundary between what is real and what is not in everyday life through a story about a guru and an actor. The production is a multi-cultural collaboration between stage director and actor Chongtham Jayanta Meetei from India, Taishin-award winning actor Derrick Wei (魏雋展) and experimental music band Arcn Templ from Singapore.

■ Bamboo Curtain Studio (竹圍工作室), 39, Ln 88, Jhongjheng E Rd Sec 2, Tamsui, Taipei County (台北縣淡水鎮中正東路二段88巷39號)

■ All shows are sold out except for Sunday’s 7:30pm performance

■ Tickets are NT$450, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Eclipsed Sun Tale (蝕日譚) is Taiwan Haibizi’s (台灣海筆子) latest tent theatrical production that deals with modernity, capitalism and laborers. For the past decade, Taiwan Haibizi has worked in close collaboration with Japanese director and playwright Sakurai Daizo, the foremost advocate of tent theater, a type of left-wing theater that originated in Japan in the late 1960s.



An adult take on Disney’s 1940s classic Fantasia will take place next Saturday in the form of a massive water park party at Formosa Fun Coast (八仙海岸) in Bali (八里) to celebrate The Loop Productions’ 10th anniversary. Expect both bands and DJs, some of whom are Playboy bunnies, beer games, fireworks and fire spinners. Women will engage in a wet T-shirt contest and “hot chick boxing,” with men showing off their physiques during an event dubbed “Macho Paradise.”

The focus will be on more than 30 acts providing music, with big names including (ladies first) 2008 Playboy centerfold playmates the Essex Twins and DJ KayJay, who is the official Playboy Playmate DJ, as well as hip-hop star Fat Joe.

DJ Craze, Treasure Fingers and DJ Dan will be joined by local acts including DJs Mykal, Xuan, J-Six and Reaz:on, along with Taiwan’s DMC turntablist solo champion of 2009, DJ Kid. Resident DJs Hooker, Cookie and others join in the lineup.

For the full story, including interviews with both performers and the players who make the Loop go round, read next Friday’s Vinyl Word.

▲Fantasia Waterpark Festival (The Loop Productions’ 10th anniversary)

▲May 15 from noon to midnight

at Formosa Fun Coast (八仙海岸),

1-6, Neighborhood 1, Siagu Village, Bali, Taipei County (台北縣八里鄉下罟村1鄰下罟子1之6號). To get

there take the MRT to Guandu Station (關渡捷運站), then take the Red No. 22 (紅22) bus directly to the water park

▲Admission is NT$2,000 at the door, from Luxy or online through Presale tickets are no longer available

▲On the Net:

■ Chin Tu Farm (勤篤農園) inside the former Tucheng Ammunition Warehouse (土城彈藥庫), 42 Heping Rd, Tucheng, Taipei County (台北縣土城市和平路42號). For directions, go to

■ Tonight through Monday at 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$450 (NT$300 for students) at the door

Flux Waves Dance Theater (流浪舞蹈劇場) presents Stretch Your Wings (展翅), a contemporary dance piece inspired by the idea of faith. The piece is a collaboration between choreographers Wu Chin-tao (伍錦濤) and Wu Peng-feng (吳朋奉) and Japanese composer Koji Sakurai.

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$600, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Organized by Representation Theatre (再現劇團), Go to Hell (地獄樂團) can best be described as a sort of theme park where visitors can check out live theater and music performances as well as interactive installations and sound pieces at any time of the

day before the park closes. All shows and exhibitions at the park are inspired by the idea of hell. For detailed schedules of live performances, go to

/rpt20080229/ 12807541.

■ Representation Theatre’s Arts Factory (再現劇團藝術工場), B1, 43, Nanchang Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市南昌路一段43號B1)

■ Tonight from 6pm to 10pm, tomorrow and Sunday from 2pm

to 10pm

■ Tickets are NT$100, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Classical music

Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (法國印象之美-法國廣播愛樂管絃樂團) brings the highly acclaimed orchestra to Taiwan to perform under the baton of conductor Chung Myung-whun. The two concerts at the National Concert Hall (國家音樂廳) will feature different programs. Ravel’s Rapsodie Espagnole and La Valse and his arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition will be performed today, and Ravel’s Rapsodie Espagnole, Piano Concert in G Major — featuring Roger Muraro on piano — and Daphnis & Chloe Suites No. 1 & No. 2 tomorrow.

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