Da-Guan Dance Theatre to present male version of ‘Cinderella’ 顛覆性別 台藝大推男版「灰姑娘」

Thu, Dec 06, 2012 - Page 11

Da-Guan Dance Theatre, founded under the Department of Dance at National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA), will be presenting a new dance production of Cinderella. The troupe has come up with something inventive that breaks away from classical ballet tradition. Given that the female role of Cinderella in this adapted version is replaced by a male dancer, you may well be wondering how the adapted ballet will end. Wu Su-fen, the department head, has kept people guessing and the only way to find out is by attending yourself.

Da-Guan Dance Theatre consists of sophomore, third-year, and final-year dance students from NTUA’s Department of Dance. The troupe puts on a large-scale production once a year, with ballet, Chinese dance, and modern dance as its rotating themes. This year the troupe will present the ballet Cinderella. Unlike the classical ballet version of Cinderella, which tells the story of a princess and a prince who lived happily ever after, the new production is a deconstruction of the original story and turns the female role into a male one. Audiences will not only see the exquisite elements of ballet technique, but also find that social issues are incorporated into the new ballet, Wu said.

The new production requires that the stage be at least 10m high, said Wu. Given that no theater in New Taipei City meets that requirement, three performances will take place at Taipei’s Metropolitan Hall, tomorrow and Saturday evening at 7:30pm and a Sunday matinee at 2:30pm. Tickets range from NT$400 to NT$1,200. For ticketing information, please go to NTCH ticketing or call NTUA’s Department of Dance at 02-2272-2181 ext.2559.

(Liberty Times, Translated by Lin Ya-ti)

國立台灣藝術大學「大觀舞集」推出今年新舞劇《灰姑娘》,突破傳統芭蕾既定的表現形式,改編劇本將《灰姑娘》由女性翻轉為男性,最後會有什麼樣的結局?舞蹈學系主任吳素芬說,「賣個關子」,請大家進劇場一探究竟。

「大觀舞集」是由台灣藝術大學舞蹈系二、三與四年級學生組成,推出一年一度的大型主題演出。每年輪流演出芭蕾、中國舞、現代舞三個主題,今年演出《灰姑娘》芭蕾舞劇。吳素芬說,突破傳統既定「公主與王子從此過著幸福快樂生活」的表現形式,解構原作《灰姑娘》由女性翻轉為男性,讓觀眾不只看到精緻的芭蕾舞,還可以與社會議題結合。

吳素芬說,演出的劇場至少要超過十米高,新北市沒有適合的劇場空間,因此選擇在台北市的城市舞台演出,明天與後天兩天晚上七點半,以及周日下午兩點半共三場,票價從新台幣四百元到新台幣一千兩百元不等。購票可洽兩廳院售票系統或洽台藝大舞蹈學系辦公室,電話:02-2272-2181轉2559。

(自由時報記者何玉華)