Fri, Mar 25, 2011 - Page 15 News List

Events and entertainment listings


Teatro Espanol de Rafael Aguilar.

Photo courtesy of Kuang Hong Arts Management


The annual Spring Riot series by Cloud Gate 2 (雲門2) features works by four choreographers this year, including Berlin-based Sun Shang-chi’s (孫尚綺) Genus (屬輩), which explores the separation between the mind and body, and Huang Yi’s (黃翊) Violin — Symphony Project I (機械提琴 — 交響樂計畫之一), the artist’s latest attempt to blend technology and dance.

■ 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$300 to NT$1,200, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Created by Ballet Teatro Espanol de Rafael Aguilar’s late founder Rafael Aguilar, Carmen by is a fascinating fusion of flamenco and classical ballet. The dance company has performed in some of the world’s most renowned theaters, including the Bolshoi Theatre in Russia, Teatro Olimpico in Rome and Vienna’s Ronacher Theatre.

■ 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)

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

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,000, available through 7-Eleven ibon, FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort and Hi-Life (萊爾富) Life-ET kiosks or at

A collaboration between Blue Fantasy Band (藍色狂想樂團) and Je Jue Yin Se Dance Company (爵劇影色) from Kaohsiung, The Encounter Between Dance and Piano (琴遇舞孃) is a dazzling blend of disco, jazz, electronic music, pole dancing and Broadway musical. The show is part of the ongoing Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival (高雄春天藝術節,

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

■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$1,600, available through NTCH ticketing or online at

Being staged as part of the Taiwan International Festival of Arts (2011台灣國際藝術節,, Crosstalk Travelers (那一夜,在旅途中說相聲) is the newest installment of Performance Workshop Theatre’s (表演工作坊) popular crosstalk series, which began in 1985 with the smash hit play That Night We Performed Crosstalk (那一夜我們說相聲). The product of a collaboration between renowned playwright and theater director Stan Lai (賴聲川) and television guru Wang Wei-chung (王偉忠), Crosstalk Travelers tells the tale of two wanderers who recount past adventures and reflect on life.

■ 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

The Shen Yun Performing Arts 2011 Taiwan Tour (神韻晚會) continues this weekend in Taichung with a newly revised lineup of dances, songs and music.

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

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

■ Tickets are NT$1,200 to NT$5,000, available through ERA ticketing or online at

Classical music

2011 Lexus Classical Music Concert — Zubin Mehta and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra (2011LEXUS古典音樂會—祖賓梅塔與佛羅斯五月音樂節管弦樂團) brings Zubin Mehta, one of the undisputed maestros of the classical music world, together with the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, which is famous for its interpretations of operatic work. They are scheduled to perform in Tainan and then in Taipei. The program will include orchestral music from Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Les Vepres Siciliennes, Luisa Miller, and La Forza del Destino. To celebrate the centenary of Gustav Mahler’s death, there will also be a performance of his Titan symphony in its entirety.

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