The Scarecrow Contemporary Dance Company’s (稻草人現代舞蹈團) Feet In, Happening (足In‧發生体) is a site-specific performance in which dancers create, perform and complete the work by interacting with the audience and the space where the event takes place.
■ Taipei Fine Arts Museum (台北市立美術館), 181, Zhongshan N Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市中山北路三段181號)
■ Tomorrow at 6pm
■ Free admission
DBS Collective (深層腦部刺激合作社) presents Lost in Digi-tration, a performance that combines sound, video imagery, sculpture, interactive installation and the human body.
■ Nanhai Gallery (南海藝廊), 3, Ln 19, Chongqing S Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市重慶南路二段19巷3號)
■ Sunday at 7:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$150 at the door
After receiving an enthusiastic reception at Taipei’s Metropolitan Hall, Chamber Ballet Taipei (台北室內芭蕾舞團) is taking its contemporary version of Giselle by artistic director and choreographer Allen Yu (余能盛) to Tainan. Julie Gardette of the Finnish National Ballet and Michal Stipa from the Czech National Ballet Theatre shine as the tragic lovers, with Alexandre Katsapov as the would-be rival for Gardette’s hand. [See story in the Taipei Times on Aug. 8, page 15.]
■ 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)
■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm and Sunday
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500, available online at www.artsticket.com.tw
A Sandwich Husband (當岳母刺字時…媳婦是不贊成的) is the latest comedy by All U People Theatre (全民大劇團). It looks at the centuries-old rivalry between mothers and their daughters-in-law through a comic rendition of the historical story of Yue Fei (岳飛), the Southern Song Dynasty general noted for his loyalty to the emperor. The production stars acclaimed actresses Fang Fang (方芳) and Ann Lang (郎祖筠).
■ 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$500 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Rendezvous Avec Chopin (與蕭邦有約) pays tribute to Chopin in a concert that features Wu Chia-wen (吳佳雯) on piano performing the composer’s Barcarolle, Op. 60 and Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58. The program also includes Ferruccio Busoni’s Variations and Variants on Chopin and Federico Mompou’s Variations on a Theme by Chopin.
■ Today at 7:30pm
■ Forum Auditorium (十方樂集音樂劇場演奏廳), 4, Ln 187, Minzu W Rd, Taipei City (台北市民族西路187巷4號)
■ Tickets are NT$250, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Around the World on 88 Keys (環遊世界88鍵) is a concert by the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra (台北愛樂管弦樂團) and jazz pianist Ronnie Kole. The orchestra will be conducted by Paul Lin (林天吉). The program includes arrangements of popular favorites ranging from A-Train to Mozart’s Turkish March.
■ Today at 7:30pm in Taichung and tomorrow at 7:30pm in Taipei
■ Taichung Tun District Art Center (台中市立屯區藝文中心), 201 Dasing Rd, Greater Taichung (台中市大興路201號) and National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,000, available at the venue for the Taichung concert and through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw for the Taipei concert
Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight and tomorrow the venue hosts a lineup of Mando-pop singers, including JJ Lin (林俊傑), as part of the 2011 Street Fashion Festival (2011創意潮流文化節) [see story above]. On Wednesday, a trio of indie bands takes to the stage: Silverbus, The Little and 1976. On Thursday, it’s the venue’s Next Big Thing concert series, featuring Queen Suitcase (皇后皮箱), Goosander (川秋沙) and My Skin Against Your Skin.