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Theater & dance

Based on young American playwright Sarah Ruhl’s play of the same title, Ren-Shin Co-op Theatre’s (仁信合作社劇團) Eurydice is a feminist take on the Orpheus myth, in which the title character is portrayed as a heroine.

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Alone in the World’s Room (在世界的房間), a play by female director Angela Ma (馬照琪), was inspired by French novelist and playwright Eric-Emmanuel Schmittby. The production tells the tale of a little girl who documents her confinement in a hospital room.

■ Wenshan Theater (文山劇場), 32 Jingwen St, Taipei City (台北市景文街32號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$500, available NTCH ticketing or online at

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre’s (雲門舞集) Water Stains on the Wall (屋漏痕) is the newest creation by Lin Hwai-min (林懷民). The production was inspired by Chinese landscape painting and the Tamsui River, which the artist can see from his home in Bali (八里) Township, Taipei County.

■ Kaohsiung Cultural Center’s Chih-teh Hall (高雄市文化中心至德堂), 67 Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市五福一路67號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$300 and NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Sayonara My Love (大國民進行曲) is a dark comedy by Golden Bough Theatre (金枝演社) that tells the story of several Japanese army officers who refuse to accept their country’s surrender at the end of World War II and retreat to the mountains with a detachment of Taiwanese soldiers in the belief that they are still fighting for their emperor. The production’s score was composed by folk legend Chen Ming-chang (陳明章).

■ Tainan City Municipal Cultural Center (台南市立文化中心), 332, Jhonghua E Rd Sec 3, Tainan City (台南市中華東路三段332號)

■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm

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

For Les Noces-Le Sacre Du Printemps (婚禮/春之祭), Century Contemporary Dance Company’s (世紀當代舞團) founder and choreographer Yao Shu-fen (姚淑芬) has teamed up with visual artist Wang Pan-yuan (王攀元) to present a modern take on Igor Stravinsky’s two great ballets, originally created for the Ballet Russe. While Sacre or the Rite of Spring is the retelling of a pagan religious ritual, Les Noces (The Wedding) is centered on a different ritual, a Russian village wedding. In both pieces, the power of women takes center stage.

■ National Theater, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$700 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Classical music

Play Bach — Jacques Loussier Trio 2010 Taiwan Tour (爵士搖擺巴哈之夜 — 賈克‧路西耶三重奏) brings the French pianist and composer Jacques Loussier to Taipei to perform his unique adaptations of Bach as part of a jazz trio.

■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall,

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,000, available through ERA ticketing or online at

NSO Masters and Exploration — The Poetic Cellist: Jian Wang (NSO名家與探索系列 — 大提琴詩人:王健) presents cellist Jian Wang (王健), who famously appeared as a 10-year-old child prodigy in Isaac Stern’s 1981 film From Mao to Mozart and who has since become an international celebrity, performing a program that includes Sebelius’ Pohjola’s Daughter, Op. 49, Bartok’s Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, and Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104. The National Symphony Orchestra (國家交響樂團) will be conducted by Lu Shao-chia (呂紹嘉).

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