Lin Hwai-min’s (林懷民) latest work, How Can I Live On Without You (如果沒有你), will surprise Cloud Gate Dance Theatre (雲門舞集) fans familiar with the troupe’s meditative style. Envisioned as a love song to Taiwanese music from the past six decades, the new production has bright colors, swinging hips and features an eclectic mix of songs from the likes of folk singer Tsai Chin (蔡琴), Fong Fei-fei (鳳飛飛), rocker Wu Bai (伍佰), indie singer-songwriter Crowd Lu (盧廣仲), Jay Chou (周杰倫) and 1940s crooner Bai Guang (白光).
■ National Theater, Taipei City
■ Tickets for tomorrow, and the matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and Dec. 11 are sold out, but seats remain for shows on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Dec. 9 and Dec. 10 at 7:45pm
■ Tickets are NT$1,200 to NT$1,600, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
The Secret of the Luthier (琴弦的秘密) by Theatre de la Sardine (沙丁龐客劇團) fuses dance, mime and Middle Eastern music to recount a boy’s adventure in a faraway land.
■ Wenshan Theater (文山劇場), 32 Jingwen St, Taipei City (台北市景文街32號)
■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm, Saturday 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
Founded by Alain Bernardin in 1951, Le Crazy Horse Paris has since become one of the world’s most illustrious erotically inspired cabarets. To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the company presents Forever Crazy, a tribute to its founder.
■ ATT Show Box, 7F, 12 Songshou Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路12號7樓)
■ Tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30pm and 10pm, Sunday at 5pm and 7:30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$2,200 to NT$6,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Golden Bough Theatre (金枝演社劇團) presents Pirates and Formosa (黃金海賊王), a musical in Hoklo (commonly known as Taiwanese) that follows a band of pirates’ adventurous journey to the mythical island of Formosa.
■ Taichung Chungshan Hall (台中中山堂), 98 Syueshih Rd, Greater Taichung (台中市學士路98號)
■ Saturday at 7:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Fantasy Party Invitation (男人幫之異想世界) by Open Theater (大開劇團) explores relationships and marriage in the form of a comedy that opens with two men excitedly preparing a bachelor party for their best friend.
■ Sun Yat-sen Hall of the National Sun Yat-sen University Art Center (國立中山大學逸仙館), 70 Lianhai Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市蓮海路70號)
■ Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,200, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
The 2011 Taiwan Connection Music Festival (2011 Taiwan Connection 音樂節) sees the Taiwan Connection chamber orchestra presenting a program that includes Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni, K. 527, Schonberg’s Transfigured Night, Op. 4, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67.
■ Sunday at 2:30pm (Kaohsiung) and Tuesday at 7:30pm (Taichung)
■ Kaohsiung Cultural Center’s Chihteh Hall (高雄市立文化中心至德堂), 67 Wufu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City, (高雄市五福一路67號) and Chunghsing Concert Hall, Taichung (台中中興堂), 291-3 Jingwu Rd, Greater Taichung (大台中精武路291之3號)
■ Tickets are NT$250 to NT$1,500, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
A Night of Golden Duets (2011黃金長笛二重奏) presents flautist Herlin Hsu (許鶴齡) and Lin Yi-chi (林ㄧ琦) accompanied on piano by Li Hai-ning (李海寧) in a program that includes Bach’s Trio Sonata in G Major, Franz and Karl Doppler’s Souvenir de Prague, Op. 24, Ernesto Kohler’s Concert Duet Variation on a Melody by Chopin, Gary Schocker’s Bucolics for Two Flutes and other works.