2012 Tsai Jui-yueh Dance Festival VII: Conqueror and Wind (2012第七屆蔡瑞月舞蹈節 — 擁抱大地，我們不是征服者) presents the work of choreographers from Taiwan, Japan, the US and Australia. Choreographers featured include Tsai Jui-yueh (蔡瑞月), Yogi (aka Chan Tien-chen, 詹天甄), Eleo Pomare, Elizabeth Dalman and Orita Katsuko.
■ Today at 7:30pm, tomorrow at 3pm and Sunday at 7:45pm
■ Tsai Jui-yueh Dance Research Institute (蔡瑞月舞蹈研究社), 4F, 40-1, Zongshan N Rd Sec 2 (台北市中山北路二段40-1號)
■ Tickets are NT$600; available through ERA ticketing and online at www.tickets.com.tw
The Mercedes Benz Classical Arts Festival presents the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theater’s production of Swan Lake. The choreography is from Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s 1985 production, with revisions by Konstantin Sergeyev.
■ Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm
■ Tainan Municipal Cultural Center Performance Hall (台南市立文化中心演藝廳), 332 Jhonghua E Rd Sec 3, Greater Tainan (台南市中華東路三段332號)
■ Tickets are NT$1,200 to NT$4,800; available through ERA ticketing and online at www.ticket.com.tw
Legend Opera II B.Box of Brother and Sister II (B.Box兄妹串戲II — 那一年，我們都挨打) is another production in Contemporary Legend Theater’s (當代傳奇劇場) Legendary Classic Drama Series. This daring mix of Beijing opera and contemporary slapstick aims to show that operatic skills are as pertinent to making good contemporary theater entertainment as they ever were.
■ Today, tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm
■ Auditorium of the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, 21 Zhongshan S Rd, Taipei City (台北市中山南路21號)
■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$1,500; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
A brand new production of Blooming Enlightenment (花蕊渡河) by the U-Theater group (優人神鼓) featuring most of the material from the original show that proved such an enormous success at the Taipei International Flora Expo (台北國際花博) last year. Added to this is new material and performances featuring the theater group’s youth division.
■ Today and tomorrow at 7:30pm
■ 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)
■ Tickets are NT$350 to NT$1,800; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Classics in Bloom (經典綻放) is the 25th anniversary production of the Taipei Folk Dance Theater (台北民族舞團) featuring both new and traditional works.
■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm, tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm
■ Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25 Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市八德路三段25號)
■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500; available through NTCH ticketing and online at www.artsticket.com.tw
The National Concert Hall hosts a performance of the opera La Traviata by the Hsintien Senior High School Orchestra and Choir.
■ Wednesday at 7:30pm
■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Tickets are NT$300 to NT$1,200, 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. Mando-popper Evan Yo (蔡旻佑) takes the stage tonight. Tomorrow the Lian Lian Kan Festival presents singer-songwriters and pop artists Huang Jie (黃玠), Zulin Wu (吳志寧) and Wan Fang (萬芳). On Sunday, the festival continues with Huang Jie returning to perform with composer Lee Cin-yun (李欣芸) and pop-chanteuse Waa Wei (魏如萱), among others.