As part of the 16th Crown Art Festival (第16屆皇冠藝術節), 22.5 Minutes — Subconscious Indulgence is a collaboration between Frontier Danceland from Singapore and Taiwanese choreographer Hsieh Chieh-hua (謝杰樺). The mesmerizing modern dance piece seeks to connect body and mind through the exploration of dreams [see story above].
■ Crown Theater (皇冠藝術中心小劇場), 50, Ln 120, Dunhua N Rd, Taipei City (台北市敦化北路120巷50號)
■ Tonight at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$450, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw.
NTCH Young Star Series (2011兩廳院樂壇新秀系列) brings together aspiring talents Li Ming-yi (李明怡) on oboe and Lu Ching-hsuan (呂景璇) on piano for a program that includes Poulenc’s Sonata for Oboe and Piano, Gabriel Grovlez’s Sarabande and Allegro for Oboe and Piano, Antal Dorati’s Duo Concertante for Oboe and Piano, Bernhard Molique’s Concertino for Oboe and Orchestra, Makoto Shinohara’s Obsession for Oboe and Piano and Hindemith’s Sonata for English Horn and Piano.
■ Today at 7:30pm
■ National Recital Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$400, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Marc (法國聖馬克兒童合唱團) sees the well-known children’s choir, which gained a huge fan base here following the release of the Christophe Barratier film Les Choristes, return to Taiwan. The French answer to the Vienna Boys Choir (though this choir has both boys and girls), Les Petits Chanteurs will perform a program that includes many sacred music favorites, as well as selections from the film and a medley of Beatles hits. The choir will tour Taiwan, starting out in Hsinchu (Thursday), with subsequent engagements in Changhua (May 28), Tainan (May 29), and Kaohsiung (May 31), and finishing up in Taipei (June 1).
■ Thursday at 7:30pm
■ Performance Hall of the Bureau of Cultural Affairs Hsinchu City (新竹市文化局演藝廳), 17, Dongda Rd Sec 2, Hsinchu City (新竹市東大路二段17號)
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500 for all venues except Taipei (NT$400 to NT$2,000), available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
The Flintstones play classic rock covers tomorrow at The 3 Baboons Sports Bar & Grill, an expat hangout at the Taimall Shopping Center (台茂購物中心) in Taoyuan.
■ Taimall Shopping Center (台茂購物中心), 112, Nankan Rd Sec 1, Lujhu Township, Taoyuan County (桃園縣蘆竹鄉南崁路一段112號), tel: (03) 212-2150. On the Net: www.3baboons.com
■ Starts at 8:30pm
■ Entrance is free
Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight the venue presents Hong Kong rocker Paul Wong and tomorrow Taiwan’s top rapper MC Hot Dog takes to the stage. Wednesday’s show featuring Mando-pop singer Kang Kang (康康) is already sold out.
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)
■ All shows start at 8pm, except Wednesday concerts, which start at 8:30pm
■ NT$1,800 tonight, NT$1,000 (NT$800 in advance) tomorrow, sold out on Wednesday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through www.ticket.com.tw or www.legacy.com.tw, or at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Tonight indie rock club Revolver hosts a party by Useless Brotherhood with a live dub band and DJs. Tomorrow the venue hosts an evening of live Latin music from Taipei Latin Soul and DJ Raby.