Maui (莫伊傳說) is a production by Jean-Luc Penso and his Le Theatre du Petit Miroir dealing with the demi-god of Polynesian mythology of that name. Penso spent the years 1974 to 1979 studying glove and shadow puppetry in Taiwan, and has taken these skills into the creation of a repertoire that draws inspiration from diverse cultures. Music for the production is by Liao Lin-ne (廖琳妮). The performance is in French with Chinese subtitles.
■ Tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Wenshan Theater (文山劇場), 32 Jingwen St, Taipei City (台北市景文街32號)
■ Tickets are NT$660; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Breakfast (早餐時刻), created and performed by rising Taiwanese choreographer Sun Shang-chi (孫尚綺), who has built an international reputation after building his foundation with Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance Company (雲門舞集). Working together with author Gordon Florenkowsky and the filmmaker Krzysztof Honowski, Sun creates a live dance film that explores the world of “breakfast,” a time “between night and day, between wakefulness and abandoned dreams.”
■ Tomorrow and Saturday 7:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Taipei City Shuiyuan Theater (台北市水源劇場), 10F, 92, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段92號10樓)
■ Tickets are NT$700; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
The Undetachable, a performance that is part of the 2012 Summer Move — Interdisciplinary Spectrum (舞上癮) series being hosted by the Taipei Artists Village (台北國際藝術村). Performance by Taiwanese artist Lin Cheng-Wei (林正偉), described as “an interdisciplinary project that incorporates experimental video, magic techniques [and] dance.”
■ Tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30pm; Saturday at 8:30pm; Sunday at 2:30pm and 3:30pm
■ Barry Room, Taipei Artist Village (台北國際藝術村百里廳), 7 Beiping E Rd, Taipei City (台北市北平東路7號)
■ Tickets are NT$150; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight’s show is the latest installment of The Next Big Thing (見證大團), a concert series showcasing the most popular bands on music site Streetvoice.com. This week’s pick is Trash, a group that blends inspiration from Brit pop, alternative rock and grunge. Pop icon Harlem Yu (庾澄慶) will perform shows tomorrow (tickets are already sold out) and Saturday. An interactive show featuring Cytus, a popular music game for smartphones, takes place Friday.
■ 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 starts at 8pm tonight, 8pm Saturday and 6:40pm Sunday.
■ Tickets are NT$200 tonight, NT$1,000 to NT$1,600 Saturday and NT$500 Sunday. Tickets available through ERA ticketing or online at www.ticket.com.tw or www.legacy.com.tw and at ibon electronics kiosks at 7-Eleven stores
Alt-rockers The Capelin (柳葉魚) perform tonight at The Wall (這牆) with Ego-Fugue (自我意識神遊). Punk rockers Forest (森林) mark the release of their latest album, The Moon Is Out. Japanese pop group Orange Range’s Saturday and Sunday evening shows are sold out.
■ B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1), tel: (02) 2930-0162. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm.
■ Entrance fee is NT$200 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw