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Wonfu plays The Wall on Sunday.

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Theater

Film maestro Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮) returns to the stage after 27 years with Only You (只有你), which is composed of three monodramas starring Yang Kuei-mei (楊貴媚), Lu Yi-ching (陸弈靜) and Lee Kang-sheng (李康生). Pop songs from 1940s Shanghai connect the stories about three lonesome lives.

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

■ Yang’s monodrama is tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm and Wednesday at 7:30pm, Lu’s is tonight, Monday and Thursday at 7:30pm, and Lee’s is tomorrow and Tuesday at 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$1,000 per show, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Billed as the first international improvisational dance festival in Taiwan, I-dance Taipei 2011 (愛跳舞即興節) begins this weekend with free outdoor performances by young artists. Wednesday and Thursday will feature jam sessions by groups and individual artists from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the US. For more information, go to www.idancetaipei.tw.

■ Outdoor performances take place at the URS27 Huashan Grand Green (URS27華山大草原) at the intersection of Linsen North Road (林森北路) and Beiping East Road (北平東路). The shows on Wednesday and Thursday take place at 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)

■ Tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm and Wednesday and Thursday at 7:45pm

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

Part of the ongoing 2011 Kuandu Arts Festival (關渡藝術節), Keskusteluja by WHS, a contemporary circus and visual theater group from Finland, is a new breed of circus performance that combines imagery, music, acrobatics and magic tricks. For more information about the festival, visit kdarts.tnua.edu.tw/festival.

■ Taipei National University of the Arts Theater (國立台北藝術大學展演藝術中心戲劇廳), 1 Xueyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市學園路1號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$400, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

For its newest production, A Benevolent Spirit (大願千秋), Tang Mei Yun Taiwanese Opera Company (唐美雲歌仔戲團) teamed up with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (國立台灣交響樂團) to tell the story of a beneficent prince who chooses to leave fame and fortune behind and search for inner peace.

■ National Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$3,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Classical music

W.A.V.E (W.A.V.E — 城市微幅) is a collaboration between dancer and choreographer Su Wen-chi (蘇文琪) and sound artist Chang Yung-ta (張永達) that explores the relationship between the human body, technology and urban spaces.

■ Plum Wine Factory (烏梅酒廠), Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)

■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm and 10pm, Sunday at 7:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$800, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw

Peter-Lukas Graf Flute Recital (跨世紀長笛大師 — 葛拉夫長笛演奏會) brings one of the world’s great flutists to Taipei. Peter-Lukas Graf has been honored with a lifetime achievement award from the US’ National Flute Association and is numbered among the top three flautists of the 20th century. He will perform a program that includes Mozart’s Sonata in C Major, K.14, Schubert’s Sonata for Arpeggione in A Minor, D.821 and Khachaturian’s Concerto, adapted from Violin Concerto in D Minor. [See story on page 14.]

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