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Events and entertainment listings

Staff reporters

Theater

A sequel to choreographer Lai Tsui-shuang’s (賴翠霜) 2010 Premiere, Premiere 2.0 is the second collaboration between Lai and Assembly Dance Theatre (組合語言舞團) that explores the theme of environmentalism.

■ Experimental Theater, Taipei City

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

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

The Libation Bearers (奠酒人) by the Party Theater Group (同黨劇團) is a local rendition of Aeschylus’ play of the same title, which forms part of the ancient Greek dramatist’s trilogy The Oresteia.

■ 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)

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

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

Choreographed by Chou Shu-yi (周書毅), Shu-Yi and Dancers’ (周先生與舞者們) Reenactment — in the Midst of Memories (重演─在記得以前) continues to explore the concept of time first examined in the group’s Reenactment last year. Founded by Chou in 2011, Shu-Yi and Dancers is envisioned as a platform where young artists meet, share and collaborate.

■ Zhongshan Hall (台北市中山堂), 98 Yanping S Rd, Taipei City (台北市延平南路98號)

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

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

A rare treat for local tango lovers, Tango Generations: Grand Milonga and Master Performance features Argentine tango master Gustavo Naveira and his partner and wife Giselle Anne as well as the couple’s son and daughter Federico Naveira and Ariadna Naveira.

■ Neo Studio, 5F, 22 Songren Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路22號5樓)

■ Saturday at 9pm

■ Tickets are NT$1,650, available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw

As part of the ongoing Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival (高雄春天藝術節), Yi Bo Yun Tian (義薄雲天) is a lauded piece from Chun Mei Taiwanese Opera Troupe’s (春美歌劇團) repertoire and cemented troupe director Kuo Chun-mei’s (郭春美) reputation as an operatic diva. The two-hour play tells of court intrigue and romance.

■ Da-Dong Cultural Center (大東文化藝術中心), 161 Guangyuan Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市光遠路161號), next to KMRT Dadong Station (高雄捷運大東站)

■ Saturday and Sunday at 7:30pm

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

Contemporary

Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tomorrow the venue hosts veteran rocker Sissey Chao (趙一豪), who sounds like Jim Morrison singing in Mandarin. Saturday’s show featuring Japanese emo-rockers One OK Rock is sold out. Mando-popper Victor Wong (品冠) takes to the stage on Sunday. Harpist/flutist Paige Su (蘇珮卿) performs sophisticated jazz pop on Wednesday.

■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)

■ Shows start at 8pm

■ NT$600 tomorrow (NT$500 in advance), sold out Saturday and NT$1,000 Sunday and NT$500 on Wednesday (NT$400). Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through www.ticket.com.tw, www.legacy.com.tw and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks

Tonight The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, hosts Audition Night, a showcase of up-and-coming bands. Tomorrow’s show featuring metal-core/emo band 831 (八三夭) is sold out. Japanese glam-rock/visual kei band SuG takes to the stage on Saturday. On Sunday, it’s indie rock bands Sorrow of Youth (少年維特的煩惱), which has just released a new EP, with supporting bands Timbre Escape (聲景迴響) and The Third Party. On Tuesday, the venue hosts Japanese instrumental rock group Maybeshewill, with local experimental electronica group KbN as the supporting act.

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