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Daydreamer+.

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Theater and Dance

Daydreamer+ (異響+) by Dance Works (舞工廠舞團) injects energy into tap dance by wedding its tap pieces to percussion music. Instruments include bongo drums, India’s tabula, the cajon, a box-shaped instrument from Peru, and the berimbau, a single-string percussion instrument of African origin.

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

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

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

O Theater’s (O劇團) Double-faced Barbie II: Voices of Players (雙面芭比II:玩者之聲) follows Yi-yi, a young woman who constantly hears two conflicting voices in her head. One day, she decides to resort to extreme methods to settle the disputes between the two.

■ 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 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

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

Magic Kingdom in the Backyard (後院的奇幻王國), a children’s puppet show by Puppet Beings Theatre Company (偶偶偶劇團), tells of an adventure in two quarreling neighbors’ backyards that involves everyday objects, household materials and toys.

■ 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 3pm and 7:30pm and Sunday at 10:30am and 3pm

■ Tickets are NT$350, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Adapted from Taiwanese writer Chung Li-ho’s (鍾理和) novel of the same title, Mountain Fire (山火) by Kaohsiung-based Spring Wind Art Theatre (南風劇場) is set in the years immediately following World War II and centers on a farming village ravaged by drought in southern Taiwan. Critics say Chung’s novel reflects the writer’s grievous view of his hometown and personal life during the White Terror era.

■ Kaohsiung Cultural Center’s Chihshan Hall (高雄市文化中心至善堂), 67 Wufu 1st Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市五福一路67號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$300, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Short One Player’s (三缺一劇團) The Mark Behind the Ear (耳背上的印記) is a solo performance by He Hsiang-i (賀湘儀), who examines her family history beginning when her grandfather came to Taiwan with the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) army in 1949.

■ Iron-Roof Theatre (鐵屋頂劇場), 3F, 1, Ln 227, Gongyuan Rd, Hsinchu City (新竹市公園路227巷1號3樓)

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

■ Tickets are NT$300, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

Faust’s Deal (浮士德交易), a concert by the Taipei Symphony Orchestra (台北市立交響樂團) and chorus, will feature tenor Charles Kim and conductor Hubert Soudant. The program includes Liszt’s Faust Symphony and Les Preludes (Symphonic Poem No. 3).

■ Tonight at 7:30pm

■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City

■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Beyond Black and White Concert (跳躍黑與白:白色琴挑) sees the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra (長榮交響樂團) performing a under guest conductor Vladimir Kulenovic and featuring Chen Wei-yin (陳偉茵) on piano. The program will include Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, for Orchestra in A Major, Op.96, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 1, Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture for Orchestra in B Minor, and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.

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