Arts Talk: Lecture Sidenotes from 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 Side Notes for March and April
Your auditory experience has been crafted! From pipe organs to concert halls, architecture creates an auditory feast
Why You Shouldnt Miss "Der Freischütz", Germany's First Romantic Opera
Soon after two major German operas—MOZART’s "The Magic Flute" (1791) and BEETHOVEN's "Fidelio" (1814)—Dresden court composer Carl Maria VON WEBER spent three years meticulously writing his own, "Der Freischütz", which he completed in 1820.
A Look Toward the Netherlands: The Magnetic Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
When it comes to the best orchestras in the world, it's quite a shame if you only know about the Vienna Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic. There are two world-class orchestras in the Netherlands too: the 135-year-old Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, which is also over a century old.
What's Further Away than Youth?
Courville is the latest work of Quebecer Robert LEPAGE, who is known as a "wizard of modern theater direction." He has always astonished audiences with his amazing degree of creativity and highly technical stagecraft. The dazzling visual aspect is always what first pulls people into the performance, and though it may seem wild at times, he indeed includes thoughts he wishes to share. While playing with and overturning format, he provides multiple and completely new perspectives from which to look at life and the world.
A Rough Ride to the Perfect Ending
Fox Tales made history at its 2009 debut as the most romantic, fantastical contemporary Peking opera from Taiwan. With the story’s structural flexibility, today’s production team decided to retell it with the enhancement of 4Dviews and multimedia. Originally, it was to show at the Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center in Taipei and the National Taichung Theater, but with all the uncertainty over the past couple of years with Covid, the latter was canceled, making way for showings at Weiwuying!