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Theater and dance

The Kaohsiung City Ballet is making its annual trek north this weekend for Dance Shoe 2011, the seventh in a series aimed at fostering the talents of dancers and choreographers from southern Taiwan. Lin Hsiang-hsiu’s (林向秀) 17 Years Old! (十七歲!), a solo, leads off the program, followed by Kao Hsin-yu’s (高辛毓) Smile Holiday (微笑假期), Chang Chien-kuei’s (張堅貴) Harmony Symphony (諧.奏), Yeh Ming-hwa (葉名樺) dancing in her own solo Small Potatoes (小人物) and Hsu Cheng-wei’s (許程崴) Dream (夢).

■ Experimental Theater (國家戲劇院實驗劇場), Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$450, available at the NTCH box office or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Staged as part of the Taiwan International Festival of Arts (2011台灣國際藝術節), Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s Agua is the late choreographer’s playful homage to Brazil’s tropical jungles and beaches. For more information about the festival, visit the event’s Web site at tifa.ntch.edu.tw. [See story on Page 14.]

■ National Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw.

Kaohsiung City Ballet (高雄城市芭蕾舞團) presents the eighth installment of its Dance Shoe series, which was initiated in 2004 to provide young choreographers with a platform to perform in public. Dance Shoe 2011 (2011點子鞋) is composed of works by five choreographers, including Lin Hsiang-hsiu (林向秀), Kao Hsin-yu (高辛毓) and Yeh Ming-hua (葉名樺).

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$450, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Established in 1913, Austria’s Salzburg Marionette Theatre brings The Sound of Music to the Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival (高雄春天藝術節) this weekend.

■ Kaohsiung Chihteh Hall (高雄至德堂), 67 Wufu 1st Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市五福一路67號)

■ Tonight at 7:30pm and Sunday at 10am

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

The State Ballet of Georgia performs Giselle in Taipei tomorrow and Sunday and Swan Lake in Douliou City, Yunlin County, from Wednesday to next Friday. [See story on Page 14.]

■ 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) and Yunlin County Stadium (雲林縣立體育館樓下特區), 600, University Rd Sec 3, Douliou City, Yunlin County (雲林縣斗六市大學路三段600號)

■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm in Taipei, Wednesday to March 11 at 7:30pm in Douliou City

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$4,200, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Tuesdays With Morrie, Godot Theatre’s (果陀劇場) latest production, is the stage adaptation of US author Mitch Albom’s 1997 memoir. In the best-selling work, Albom recounts the lessons he learned from visiting his former professor Morrie Schwartz, who was dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a terminal disease caused by the degeneration of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. The cast is led by actor Chin Shih-chieh (金士傑) in the role of Morrie.

■ 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 and Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

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