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Political Mother is Israel-born, UK-based choreographer and composer Hofesh Shechter’s rigorous commentary on war, servitude and freedom. The work will be performed by 10 dancers from the Hofesh Shechter Company to Shechter’s emotionally charged score.

■ National Theater, Taipei City

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

■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing and online at

For Not Dance 2 (非關舞蹈貳), Sun Chuo-tai (孫梲泰), the founder and artistic director of 8213 Physical Dance Theater (8213肢體舞蹈劇場), invited six up-and-coming choreographers and dancers to create six solo works. Participants include Taiwan’s Chan Tien-chen (詹天甄) and Chu Hsing-lang (朱星朗), as well as Casey Avaunt from the US.

■ Guling Street Avant-Garde Theatre (牯嶺街小劇場), 2, Ln 5, Guling St, Taipei City (台北市牯嶺街5巷2號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$450, available through NTCH ticketing and online at

Fan Jiang Long, Son of Heaven (天子翻江龍) is a Taiwanese operatic work that tells a tale of court intrigue and a missing prince. The original production was created and will be performed by the Ming Hwa Yuan Sun Troupe (明華園日字戲劇團), one of the eight companies that form the Ming Hwa Yuan Arts and Cultural Group (明華園戲劇總團).

■ Dadaocheng Theater (大稻埕戲苑), 9F, 21, Dihua St Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市迪化街一段21號9樓)

■ Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm

■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,200, available through NTCH ticketing and online at

Inspired by Jean Genet’s Les Bonnes (1947) and Eugene Ionesco’s La Lecon (1951), La Lecon des Bonnes (雙婢怨), by the Snow White Entertaining Troupe (白雪綜藝劇團), is a dark comedy that centers on two maids and two starlets. The cast includes theater veteran Hu Hsiu-wei (胡修維), whose drag persona is Hu BB (胡BB), and female entertainers Hu Ying-chen (胡盈禎) and Jane Lee (李佩甄).

■ The Red House Theater (西門紅樓), 10 Chengdu Rd, Taipei City (台北市成都路10號)

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

■ Tickets are NT$800, available through NTCH ticketing and online at

Tuesdays With Morrie, Godot Theatre Company’s (果陀劇場) newest production, is the stage adaptation of US author Mitch Albom’s 1997 memoir. In the best-selling work, Albom recounts the lessons he learned from visiting his former professor, Morrie Schwartz, who was dying of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a terminal disease caused by the degeneration of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. The cast is led by actor Chin Shih-chieh (金士傑) in the role of Morrie.

■ Taichung Chungshan Hall (台中市中山堂), 98 Syueshih Rd, Taichung City (台中市學士路98號)

■ Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm

■ Tickets are NT$1,200 to NT$2,500, available through NTCH ticketing and online at

Classical music

Memorial Concert for Japan’s March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami (日本311週年追思音樂會) is a concert organized by the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra and the Interchange Association, Japan (財團法人交流協會) to commemorate the devastating natural disaster that hit Japan in March last year. The first part of the program will present Kenji Miyazawa’s Place Heart on the Songs with the orchestra, piano soloist Yoko Mikami and the Iwate University Choir performing under the baton of guest conductor Masatoshi Sasaki. In the second part of the program, Gernot Schmalfuss will conduct the orchestra and soprano Grace Lin (林慈音) and alto Fen Ting-yu (范婷玉) in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.”

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