Shang Oreintheatre (上默劇) celebrates its 10th anniversary with two acclaimed works from its Zen-inspired repertoire: Bardo Todel (我從遙遠來) combines puppetry, chanting, masks and dance in a piece that explores life and death, while La Lune Souffle (圓月) suggests that the spiritual realm and the material world are parts of an integral whole.
■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City
■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$800, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Dream of Independence (三口組—建國大夢), the latest theatrical production by Taiwan Drama Performance (台灣戲劇表演家), fuses Chinese stand-up comedy with anime to tell the story of three detectives who are sent to explore the Republic of China’s 100 years of history.
■ National Taiwan University of Arts Performance Hall (國立台灣藝術大學演藝廳), 59 Daguan Rd Sec 1, Banciao District, New Taipei City (新北市板橋區大觀路一段59號)
■ Tonight at 7:30pm and tomorrow at 2:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw.
Sifansekong (思凡色空) by Jing Explore Theater (京探號劇場) explores emotions, desire and identity through the tale of a female Buddhist monk.
■ 363 Theater (363小劇場), 4F, 36-3, Fuxing S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市復興南路一段36-3號4樓)
■ Tonight and Monday at 7:30pm, tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
M.O.V.E. Theatre Group’s (動見体劇團) War, Parts I and II (戰：首部曲二部曲聯演) is a frenetic performance that merges sport, dance and theater with scant dialogue. Onstage, the performers play tennis, baseball and table tennis, which are presented as metaphors of life.
■ 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$600, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
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 of 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.
■ Kaohsiung Cultural Center’s Chihteh Hall (高雄市文化中心至德堂), 67 Wufu 1st Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市五福一路67號)
■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,200, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Franz Listz — Solo Recital by Eric Chen (曠世琴魔李斯特 — 陳冠宇2011鋼琴獨奏會) is part of a series of concerts that celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt. The concert, performed by emerging talent Eric Chen (陳冠宇), includes Liszt’s Liebestraum No. 3 in A-flat Major, S.541 No. 3, Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178, Tarantella and Totentanz.
■ Today at 7:30pm (Taichung) and May 14 at 7:30pm (Taipei)
■ Taichung City Seaport Art Center (台中市立港區藝術中心), 21 Jhongjheng Rd, Cingshuei Dist, Greater Taichung (台中市清水區忠貞路21號) and National Recital Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,000 (Taichung) and NT$300 to NT$1,000 (Taipei), available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw
NSO Classics — Pathetique (NSO精選 — 悲愴俄羅斯) presents violinist Baiba Skride performing a program that includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 and Marche Slave, Op. 31, as well as Prokofieff’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63. The National Symphony Orchestra (國家交響樂團) will be led by Gunther Herbig.