The Most Brilliant Thing: Being Captured by Theater
I was actually not into interactive performances for a long time and frequently felt alienated by even those full of positive energy, but one such piece, Every Brilliant Thing, changed my view of why theater is still so important in contemporary society over the past few years. This plain, simple, yet strongly therapeutic one-man show seems to remind me (us) of why we need to sit with a bunch of strangers to watch performances and share our feelings.
Arts Talk | Lecture sidenotes for October
The October Art Talk diverged from the norm, swapping out artist monologues for a participatory celebration of Weiwuying's five-year milestone. Facilitators KENG Yi-wei and TSENG Ching-wen, from the Wood With Branches Theater Studio, orchestrated a dialogue-centric event that erased conventional barriers between the arts venue and its patrons. It was a chance to reflect on whether Weiwuying has made art a tangible part of everyday life during its five-year journey.
Arts Talk | Lecture sidenotes for July and August
Opera stands as a magnificent confluence of the arts, seamlessly integrating music, singing, drama, dance, lighting, costumes, and set design. In July and August, Art Talk welcomed the expertise of NTNU's Ph.D. candidate in vocal performance, soprano LAI Chueh-yu, and music lecturer LIN Ren-pin. Together, they navigated the multifaceted landscape of opera, shedding light on singing techniques, its historical trajectory, and more, granting attendees a vivid insight into opera's illustrious heritage and splendor.
Hop Aboard a Circus Train Bound for the Magical in Everyday Life
Beginning in the 1970s, the main characters on circus stages started evolving from trained animals a highly contentious issue) to putting on shows of how human beings push their own physical boundaries.
Arts Talk | Lecture Sidenotes for May and June
While dance is the term we use, it's more about a journey into body exploration. In May and June, "Arts Talk" welcomed the Artistic Director of Dance Forum Taipei, PING Heng, and HORSE's choreographer, SU Weichia. They discussed the intricate bond between daily life and the art of dance...
From Kaohsiung to the World Jazz at Weiwuying Debuts This Fall!
It was the biggest jazz item on Weiwuying's agenda (if not the whole of Taiwan's) for the first half of 2023. 20 years since jazz king and trumpet player Wynton MARSALIS came to Taiwan, he returned this March to put on only one show—at the Weiwuying Concert Hall. Tickets sold out with the speed of sales for an A-mei concert, proof that jazz can be just as hot as pop music in Taiwan.
Drama is revolutionary
German theater director Thomas OSTERMEIER and popular young French writer Édouard LOUIS joining forces is the perfect choice that was clearly meant to be.
Arts Talk | Lecture Sidenotes for March and April
Your auditory experience has been crafted! From pipe organs to concert halls, architecture creates an auditory feast