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Events and entertainment listings

By Noah Buchan  /  Staff Reporter

A scene from Back to the Eight Immortals.

Photo Courtesy of Century Contemporary Dance CompanY

Theater

Operatic diva Wei Hai-min (魏海敏) teams up with her mentor Mei Baojiu (梅葆玖), son and successor of Beijing opera legend Mei Lanfang (梅蘭芳), for a special tribute to the Mei school of Beijing opera. The performances will include classics such as Farewell My Concubine (霸王別姬), Phoenix Returns to the Nest (鳳還巢) and Scattering Flowers (黛玉葬花).

■ National Theater, Taipei City

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

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

Back to the Eight Immortals (鮮人跳), the latest production by Century Contemporary Dance Company (世紀當代舞團), is a collaboration between eight choreographers and eight artists from different fields who re-interpret the Chinese legend of the eight immortals.

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

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

■ All shows are sold out except tomorrow’s matinee. Tickets are NT$500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Written and directed by Chang Chia-jung (張嘉容) when she was an artist in residency in Paris last year, La Belle Dormeuse (美麗沉睡者) deals with the themes of love, social expectations and self-fulfillment and features four performers from France and Taiwan.

■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Fruit Wine Building (果酒禮堂), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$600, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Children of God (上帝之子) is a theatrical rendition of The Lathe of Heaven, a 1971 science fiction novel by Ursula Kroeber Le Guin. The story revolves around a character named George Orr whose dreams alter reality.

■ 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 through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Green Ray Theater (綠光劇團) presents director/playwright Wu Nien-jen’s (吳念真) acclaimed Human Condition (人間條件) series. Human Condition II: Those Men in Her Life (人間條件二:她和她生命中的男人們) recounts the story of two women who hid three fugitives during the 228 Incident.

■ 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

■ NT$600 to NT$5,000, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.tickets.com.tw

Classical music

Mercedes-Benz 125th Anniversary Concert Series 2 — Lin Cho-liang Recital (Mercedes-Benz 125週年世紀音樂會2011系列二:林昭亮小提琴獨奏會) presents world-renowned violinist Lin Cho-liang (林昭亮) performing a program that will include Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne, Ravel’s Violin Sonata in G Major, Debussy’s Beau Soir, Poulenc’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 119, and Liszt’s Grand Duo Concertante, S. 128. He will be accompanied on piano by Jon Kimura Parker.

■ Today at 7:30pm (Tainan) and Sunday at 7:30pm (Taipei)

■ Tainan Municipal Cultural Center Performance Hall (台南市立文化中心演藝廳), 332, Jhonghua E Rd Sec 3, Greater Tainan (台南市中華東路三段332號) and the National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$800 to NT$2,500 for Tainan and NT$800 to NT$3,000 for Taipei, available through ERA ticketing or online at www.tickets.com.tw

Chen Ruei-bin — Masters of East and West (陳瑞斌:東西方大師同台競技音樂會) brings Taiwan-born, Austria-based pianist Chen Ruei-bin (陳瑞斌) back home to perform with violinist Lee Gee (李季), viola virtuoso Justin Chen (陳之珩) and cellist Victor Shpiller in a program that includes Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25 and Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in E flat Major Op. 87.

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