Canadian Children's Play “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

Duration: 60 minutes (including Q&A). Composed of three stories: the Very Hungry Caterpillar, a Little Cloud and the Obscure ChameleonPresented by the Mermaid TheaterAuthor: Eric Carle In the past three decades Canadian Eric Carle has captured the attention of more than 20 million children worldwide with his endearing caterpillar with a red head, green body and roach back. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is poetic and creative, it has won numerous awards and the play has been highly praised on all continents. In the past three decades, the caterpillar with red head, green body and roach back created by Eric Carle, has captured the attention of more than 20 million children worldwide.The Very Hungry Caterpillar is poetic and creative. It has won numerous awards and the play has been highly praised on all continents. The black light puppet show The Very Hungry Caterpillar is adapted from the childrens picture book with the same name. It tells a story about how a caterpillar overcoming difficulties and becoming a butterfly. The show has been on tour for 15 years in more than 30 countries with an audience of over 5 million people. The 55-minute story and original music includes three parts: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Little Cloud and The Mixed-Up Chameleon. The first one has showed over 3300 times in 13 countries including Holland, UK, Spain, Japan, Korea and France. Eric Carle reviews: Im a big fan of the Mermaid Theater. Every time I see it, Im fascinated by its beauty and magic.

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Taiwan A Cappella Musical “Miss Taiwan”

This style of performing arts has never been seen before, extremely spectacular! This production inspired all of us, both in the field of drama, and musical theater.(Yang Qianwu, Beijing Dramatists Association, Beijing, 2010)Performing as one of the closing programs in the 2010 Beijing International Youth Drama Festival, invited by the Trojan Theater(Beijing) for ticketed performances in 2011, and toured to the KunShan Culture & Art Center and Art Center of Tsinghua University in 2014, Miss Taiwan 2014 signs through its performance with the pun, telling a story of a Taiwanese-born songstress, studied and developed a flourishing singing career in the U.S., yet decided to come back to her hometown, for Miss Taiwan misses Taiwan. Miss Taiwan 2014 profoundly portrays 2 distinct lifestyles and intriguing cultural differences in Taiwan and America, combining a variety of music styles and songs in various languages, to communicate Miss Taiwans nostalgia and yearn for home. Miss Taiwan 2014 has attracted packed houses and enchanted audience both in Taiwan and China. It draws on A Cappella to present the show in the form cabaret and mixed with a diverse of elements of experiential theatre, not only offering an exceptional entertaining experience, but also a highly Taiwanese one with its rich digital media presentation of local cuisine and beautiful scenes. 80 mins,no intermissionPresented by Total Musical TheatreGeneral Manager:Chan, Chao-tsungProducer:Hsieh, Chia-cheWriter/Director/Set Designer/Video Designer/Stage Manager: Wu, Wei-weiMusic Director:Chan, Je-jiunPerformers: Chan, Je-jiun, Lai, Chia-hsuan, Kung, Neng-an, Chen, Bo-hao, Kuo, Tzu-hao, Tsai, En-lin, Sung, Yu-yiComposer of Theme Song:Liu, Sheng-xianLyricist of Theme Song:Lee, Yun-yuMusic Arranger:Yu, Ru-hanCostume Designer:Lee, Yu-linLighting Designer:Hung, Chi-yuSound Engineer:Zhang, Meng-shengBack Stage Manager:Sun, Wan-syuStage Crew:Lo, Wan-yuProduced/ Agented by We ART Together Culture Foundation, KaohsiungAssisted by Shu-Te University, Harbor Cities Education & Culture FoundationSupported by The Bureau of Culture, Kaohsiung City Government;Taiwan Affairs Office, Shanghai City Government

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Shadow Puppet Peking Opera“The Execution of the Judge of Hell”

The play combines the traditional Peking opera with the time-honored art of shadow puppetry, resulting in an experimental Peking opera full of wonder and amazement.The audience will be vividly presented with an astonishing play with thick settings, mysterious oriental tales, sad but beautiful Peking opera singing and a dreamy puppet show throughout the cultural mingling of the East and West in both realistic and romantic ways. The show of The Execution of the Judge of Hell has made successful tours in Europe and has stirred much social repercussion.Amidst the Lantern Festival, the lantern servant, Ghost of Youliu, comes to Wangxiangtai to admire the lanterns, where he happens to witness the murder of Jinchan Liu. Aggrieved by the injustice, he sends ghosts to the nether world to right this wrong. Afterwards, he discovers that the murderer, Bao Zhang, is put under his fathers protection. Zhangs father serves as the Judge of Hell, so he secretly falsifies the life-and-death register book for his son. Hence Ghost of Youliu suffers much intimidation before Zheng Bao comes to the nether world to handle the case. The entire unjust story is then brought forward by Ghost of Youliu in front of Zheng Bao, whose resourcefulness helps to have the Judge of Hell executed. The play tells the story of how a ‘small potato refuses to go along with the evils of the world and fights for justice.Running time: 90 minutesDirected by: Sarah Oppenheim Written by: Feizi Han Art Director: Xing HanProduced by: Chi HanCast: Xuehua Wang; Xing Han

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Drama “To kill or to be killed”

Two stage drifters return, grappling with each over brilliant acting skills and attempting to uncover the mystery of the terminator. The comedy of To Kill or to be Killed tells a story about ‘executive terminators. The work was written by Huisen Pan and directed by Haoran Wang, and was once starred by the Hong Kong award-winning actor Anthony Wang and reputable film star Kwan-Ho Tse. In the play, two killers, Beiyue and Nanyue, are assigned to carry out their tasks by the ‘Division. Despite a rather political choice of the names, the play does talk about politics, but lifethe meaning of life is carefully examined during the process of killing. The roles of these two killers were created based on personal characteristics of the two actors. Huisen Pan, however, doesnt like a killer to be of a film stereotype of a cold-faced heroic figure; instead, he goes to the opposite. He takes out the legendary trait on killers and has them returned as an absolutely ordinary being. Putting aside their mysterious veils, his killers do cry and laugh like average people. In this play, the two killers are confined in the same space waiting for their targets, yet they are actually apart. The story begins with an odd setting, bringing the audience into the world of two marginalized lives. They play the game of death, embrace darkness instead of brightness and mask their fear by pretending to be brave. The process of waiting for the targets is presented in a comical and absurd way, aiming to touch upon the spiritual enlightenment that is deeply buried in human nature. Presented by: Top of the MountainTheatreRunning time: 80 minutesDirected by: Haoran WangWritten by: Huisen Pan Produced by: Lipeng ZhaoPerformer: Chong Chen, Youde Qin

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Musical“Happiness Doesn’t wait”

Compelling story, exploring the relationship between dream and happiness. Qiaoqiao is a girl from Zhuang minority group. After graduation, she didnt embark on her dreamed design career, because she thought that only success could lead to happiness. Naïvely, she considered high income as the standard of success. By the lake of Minge, Qiaoqiao kissed a guy called Luo Haolong by mistake, and Luo fell for Qiaoqiao. Qiaoqiao opened a Superstar Wallpaper store, selling products copied from the brand of Luos family. Luo saw no future for Qiaoqiao doing so and warned her about it. But Qiaoqiao took his advice for granted. In order to help Qiaoqiao and to prove the strength of his family brand, Luo opened a Star Wallpaper store next to Qiaoqiaos store. Luos father wanted Luo to go on a blind date with the successor of Superstar Wallpaper. Luo made a bet with his father that if he could make profits of 100,000, then he can call off the blind date. In order to win the bet, Luo had to compete with Qiaoqiao. But their inadequate experience did not bring them any progress. A friend of Qiaoqiao suggested them to attend Sales League. In the sales show, they found that low price was more important to customers than high quality. Therefore, Qiaoqiao and Luo started a price war. It turned out that Luos Star Wallpaper store won the price war but still suffered deficit. Luo realized that he did not have a clue on how to operate a wallpaper store. He humbly turned to his father for advice. A neighbor, Miss Bao asked both Luo and Qiaoqiao for proposal on decoration. At the same time, Luo found out Qiaoqiaos design dream and encouraged her to pursue this dream. But Qiaoqiao still thought that dream can only be realised in dreams. Luo told her to be down to earth and strike effort step by step to achieve what she dreamed about……

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Ballet -Salute to Michael Jackson

DREAMSTHE ASTEROIDS DANCE COMPANY Sometimes I daydream about the future. Will it be just as I imagine?Filled with love, laughter and clarity, or will mistakes, fear and destiny turn it all in different directions? In my daydreams I create a love story, during the night I dream about the rain, and for the future, I just dream as BIG as I can. In DREAMS the audience is invited to join 16 young dancers from The Asteroids Dance Company in Denmark on a dream journey filled with passion, dynamic and hope. Throughout the performance the Asteroids open their heart and show the audience what they dream about right now at this stage in their life. Through movement the dancers will fill the stage with their different personalities and they will unite in finding ways to embrace their dreams. DREAMS is based on a research among the dancers. A research focusing on the dancers thoughts about being a teenager in Denmark. DREAMS is choreographed by Lene Bonde, but throughout the process the Asteroids have been contributing with their own movements and ideas for the performance.The 16 dancers will be dancing both to live music, their own recorded voices and music composed only for this performance. Furthermore the Asteroids will dance to some familiar European songs, and even a cello will appear on the stage. THE ASTEROIDS DANCE COMPANY is based at the Royal Ballet School in Holstebro, Denmark where the 14-16 years old dancers are students. They are trained in Hip Hop, Ballroom dance and Contemporary dance, and in this performance they will share what their dreams through the contemporary style. Dancers: The Asteroids Dance CompanyChoreographer: Lene BondeMusic: Mads Emil NielsenRunning time: 45 minutes

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Spring in a small town

⒎ Springtime in a Small TownSynopsisThe story takes place in a small, run-down town in the post-war era during a chilly early spring. A young woman, Zhou Yuwen, shares a quiet,insipid life with her invalid husband, Dai Liyan. Also living with them are Liyans teenage sister, Dai Xiu, and an old servant, Lao Huang. One day, Zhang Zhichen, Liyans childhood friend and former lover of Yuwen, comes to see Liyan. This unannounced visit is like a stone thrown into a stagnant pond, causing ripples in the hearts of everybody. The reunion stirs up once again the feelings of Yuwen and Zhichen, while the young and innocent Xiu is having a crush on the gentlemanly Zhichen. The four fall into an entangled web of relationship-the dilemma of sense and sensibility, the choice of to stay or to go. Which way should the intellectuals go in this time of turmoil? . Artist Profile Li Liuyi Theatre StudioFounded in 2003, Li Liuyi Theatre Studio is a professional institute dedicated to the actualization of the genre of new drama. Its aims are to extol the legend of the free, unbounded spirit found in classical aesthetics, to decipher the vital signs of a beating heart in the world of contemporary living, to uphold the autonomy of pure drama underpinned by poetics, and enjoy the simple, everyday things that turn the ordinary extraordinary. Barbara Fei (Artistic Adviser)Barbara Fei has given many performances and recitals in Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Europe and United States since 1951.She is active promoting choral music and advocate for music and arts in Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas.Fei is at present the Chairman of the music committee and Conductor of the Allegro Singers;Chairman of the Hong Kong Chinese Association of Choral Societies; Honorary Research Fellow of the Center of Asian Studies ,University of Hong Kong;Chairman of Hong Kong Ethnomusicology Society; Board Member, Music Director and Conductor of the Hong Kong Chinese Oratorio Society ;Senior Adviser of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, etc. In 2008,2010 and 2013,she received an Honorary Fellowship from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong Institute of Education and Hong Kong Baptist University respectively. She received the Bronze Bauhinia Star in 2001 and Sliver Bauhinia Star in 2012 from the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. In 2011,she was appointed Honorary Menber of the National Committee of the Cina Federation of Literary Member of the National Committee of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles and Artistic Adviser to the Vienna World Peace Choral Festival 2011.In 2013 she was awarded "Hong Kong Women of Excellence in the Six Arts" by the Hong Kong Federation of Women. Li Liuyi (Adaptor/Director/Stage Designer)Li Liuyi is a stage director with an international presence on the drama scene of China today. He is director and playwright with the Beijing Peoples Art Theatre, and has been commissioned by many international arts festivals as dramaturge. He has over fifty productions to his credit, ranging from stage productions, Chinese traditional theatre, opera and full-length ballet. His highly original theory of "pure drama" and his application in practice have been dubbed the "Li Liuyi Methodology", which is widely studied and acclaimed. Several of his works have been staged in Hong Kong, such as the plays Peking Man and Not the Ordinary Mahjong Game, the ballet production of The Peony Pavilion, and the Peking Opera series, The Heroine Trilogy .Li is an active dramatist with a steady output over the years, many of which have been published as literary works. His plays and his theories on "pure drama "have been complied into a collection published by Peoples Literature Publishing House, and has been translated into many languages for worldwide distribution. Gong Xun (Stage Designer)Gong Xun trained in the Department of Scenic Art of the Central Academy of Drama, and he is currently the scenographer in the National Ballet of China. He won an Outstanding scenography Award at the Wenhua Awards. His design for the National Ballet of Chinas The Nutcracker was acclaimed as"a refreshing, resplendently dreamy realm with Chinese touch." He is one of the most active young scenographers in China in recent years. Many of his designs have been taken to top international scenic art festivals such as the Edinburgh International Festival. Chen Xiaji (Lighting Designer)Chen Xiaji is the Lighting Designer and Technical Director of DAMU ARTS and Accsdo Performance&Visual Arts Design Group in Beijing Resident Lighting Designer of Beijing Dance Theater. He has been an active member of the creative teams of the top drama companies in China for years. Known for his delicately insightful scenographic concepts, his designs were seen in Li Liuyis drama in verse, Confessions,the drama products Peking Man, Antigone and Oedipus the King, the Peking Operas The Golden Cangue, Mei Lanfang Classics, Huan-Hua-Yin,a nd the contemporary opera, The Savage Land. Men Xiaoguang (Costume Designer)Men Xiaoguang trained at the Central Academy of Art and Design in Beijing, and later the University of New South Wales in Australia. He designed the costumes for several on-site spectaculars in scenic areas, such as The Precious Son of Heaven-Genghis Khan and The Sacrificial Ritual to Heaven and Earth on Mount Tai. He designed the costumes for the modern Peking Opera productions, The Golden Cangue and Huan-hua-Yin, and the drama products The Family and Death of a salesman for the Beijing Peoples Art Theatre. He was the art adviser or stylist in the television dramas Lifes True Colors, Daddy Wants a Wife and The Guard of Love.CastLu Fang as Zhou YuwenLu Fang is a National Class One Performer currently on the cast of the Beijing Peoples Art Theatre. Lu graduated from the Central Academy of Drama, where she studies Acting. She is always acclaimed by professionals and general public alike for her exemplary delivery of lines on stage. Her solid yet charismatic performance in Antigone in 2012 has won her the accolade as the ‘ingrid Bergman of China.Han Qing as Dai LiyanHan Qing is a National Class One Performer currently on the cast of the National Theatre of China. Han graduated from the Central Academy of Drama, where he studied Acting. He appeared in such stage productions as 18 Springs,Not the Ordinary Mahjong Game, Lost Village, etc. Han is a much-sought-after actor Known for his solid acting skills and charisma on stage. Lei Jia as Zhang ZhichenLei Jia is a performer currently on the cast of the Beijing Peoples Art Theare. Lei graduated from the Beijing Broadcasting Institute, where he trained at the school of Performing Arts. He appeared in such stage productions as White Deer Plain, Wotou Compound, The Rickshaw Boy, Hamlet etc.

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Beckoning

Cloud Gate(1) Synopsis Blue HourThe inspiration came to Zheng ZongLong when he saw the magical blue before dawn. The performance intended to describe our inner world with body movements. Six female dancers with black elegant dresses, acted separately and discontinuously, just like confession alone. Those movesmay seem to be neither beautiful nor natural, but you will feel a sense of hesitation and grief through the pace and costumes.② LaiThe latest work Lai, sourced from the folk belief and cultural background, is commented as a mixture of traditions between East and West, a fresh and novel expression, and an explicit explanation of concept of arts. Mr. Zheng intended to explore all the possibilities in Lai. He oncesaid: "in my childhood, I was a fanatic of folk beliefs, such as the gesture and position of the statue, the old tradition and rite passed down and the expression of them. What I am trying to do in this dance is not only about acting out those characters, but also about using physical movements to evokethe culture in our memory.③ LightInspired by Tango, pure and intense, even people surrounded can feel the delightandwant to participate in it. When the performance began, the dancer seem to move in the light, the only light came out from the dark sky. ⑵ Artist ProfileLin HuaiMinLin, was a novelist once, andhe began to learn dancing when he was studyingin the United States of America. He established the Cloud Gate Celebrates in 1973, and the Cloud GateⅡ in 1999. He also invited Luo ManFei to work as the art director. After Luo passed away, Mr. Lin took over the position himself, and in 2014, Zheng ZhongLong was assigned by the board directors to be the CAO. The two dancing troupes go on a lot of tours each year and enjoy a world-wide reputation. Mr. Lin gets inspiration from the traditional Asian culture and aesthetics. Lin enjoys the position as the emeritus doctor in six universities including Taiwan and HongKong, and many other prizes such as Life Achievement Award, Ramon Magsaysay Award, Asia heroic figure listed in Time. In 2012, invited by Rolex Foundation, Lin served as a mentor of dance in the sixth Rolex Mentor and Protégé.Chief Arts Director: Zheng ZongLongGraduated from Taipei University of Arts, he was a dancer in the troupe as well. His production began in 2002, and won his lots of prizes. He first came to be the assistant CAO, and became the chief Art Director two years later. He was the executive director of Taiwan countdown ceremony in 2010. He was listed as the person of 2011 by Performing Arts Review Magazine. During the same year, the world famous film director invited Mr. Zheng to do the choreography for his mono-drama Only You. He was sponsored by Asia Culture Council to further his study in New York in December.Choreographer: Huang YiGraduated from Graduate Institute of Choreography and Performance, Taipei University of Art. Mr. Lin once commented him as incredibly gifted child. Huang is especially good at mixing complex images with simple body movements. He also has corporation with many famous musicians. Whats more, he is well recognized all over the world. In 2005, his Messed won the best piece in the American Dance Festival. In 2011, his Murmuring won the second prize in Denmark Cross Connection Competition. He himself was once listed as the top 25 terpsichorean by the Dance Magazine. Besides Light, his works also included Ta-ta for now, Special order and so on.Produced by Cloud Gate ⅡAlthough sounds like an affiliation to the Cloud Gate Celebrates, it does not train any staff for the brother troupe. Nor is it restricted by Mr. Lins choreography. Actually, many well-known choreographers are invited to do the work, such as Hai Ning, Gu MingShen, Wu GuoZhu, Bulareyaung, Zheng ZhongLong and Huang Yi, resulting in the varied styles. Each year, its periodical release Spring Riot, has been an unique scenery drawing the audiences attention.

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TAO Dance Theatre 8

8⑴.SynopsisTAO Dance Theatres latest creation in 2015, 8, manifests choreographer/artistic director Tao Yes study of corporeal arts in his project numeral series, exploring the limits and extremes of the body. While the voice element bulks in the former work 7, the rhythms generated as different body parts or bodies in contact take the major role in this episode. In order to achieve the best effect, Tao Ye cooperates with a composer, a sound technician and sound designer to amplify the sound of touching, brushing and beating as the dancers move, seeking to visualize the rhythms. ⑵.Artist Profile Tao YeTao Ye, graduated from ChongQing Dance study, and then joined in the cultural troupe of Shanghai Armed Police Force. He went to Jin Xing dance theater in 2003. In 2005, he started his own creation, having a band with five other contemporary artists, named Niao. With his work 《Single》,he participated in our 2005 Shanghai International Arts Festival. There were many Taos performances both from home and abroad from 2006 to 2008, including Yao(means change), and imagination. The March of 2008, the Tao Dance Theater was established. In 2011, invited by the producer Du KeFeng and the rock legend Cui Jian, he performed in the film 《Blue Bone》. He was honored as the top 10 Asian male in the 《Mans Uno》magazine one year later. Tao was also listed one of the six choreographers of 2014 New Wave Associates by Sadlers Wells. Produced by: Tao Dance TheaterSince its foundation, the theater has won world-wide attention, including: Beijing CaoChangDi Arts Festial, ZhongMei Arts Festival, week of modern dance in Beijing and Guangzhou, and Shanghai Power Station of Art. In all, their performance reached 40 well-known events such as Amsterdam Arts Festival and Sadlers Wells. Tao Dance Theater was publicized in New York Times for four times, and the first modern dance regiment to be invited to give performance in Lincoln Center Festival and Sydney Opera House. And it is the first time for a modern regiment to have a six-week culture visit in American dance festival.

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Peking Opera 《Rashomon》

Rashamon⑴ SynopsisIn honor of the 50th anniversary of our troupe, and great efforts of renowned artists in Taiwan at that time, we decided to bring Rashamon back to life.The male character is played by the famous acrobatic-fighting actor Dai -LiWu; the female, our rising star Lin TingYu, and the robber is performed by Yang YuJing, the first prize winner of the painted-face role competition in our troupe.From different backgrounds and position, the fact can be explained and illustrated in different ways. The point is not what is true, but the existence of difference. From words of the separate parts, you can feel that they are different from each other, and their mindsets change according to the environment. ⑵ Artist ProfileThe troupe of National Taiwan College of Performing ArtsThe troupe of National Taiwan College of Performing Arts, founded in 1963, is the first troupe subordinated to the traditional drama studies, and also the troupe of the longest history in Taiwan up to now. The troupe is mainly consisted of excellent graduates and all fields of talents. For years, we have put on many widely-loved dramas, which indicates our great advantage in this field. Tradition and innovation do not contradict. We advance with the times, and we will continue to build up our strength in the future, in endeavor to inherit and promote our traditional arts. We hope that Peking opera can be heard everywhere and maintain its vitality for good. The writer: Ryūnosuke AkutagawaRyunosuke Akutagawa was a Japanese writer active in the Taisho period in Japan. He was especially good at writing short stories. In his short career, he wrote more than 150 short stories. Despite of the short para, his works are famous for novel idea and plots. He dedicated to uncover the society defect, however, he make descriptions instead of comments. The readers can feel the ugliness behind the text. His magnum opuses are Aphorisms by a pygmy, Kappa, and Rashamon. Art director: Tsai Hsin-HsinTsai served as executive secretary of the GuoGuang Opera Company, Board Director of Taipei Modern Opera and TheaterAssociation, National Chengchi University. Tsai has focused on academic researches of traditional operas and observing the modern operas. She has been traveling between China and Taiwan for academic exchange and collecting elements from folk music, and she has hosted many traditional opera folk music research plans recently and directed arts and culture communication among China, Taiwan, and other countries. She has combined academic theory with experience on the stage and devoted in recording, saving, and promoting traditional theatre and folk arts. Producer: Zhang XuNan, Lecturer of Taipei College of Performing Arts. Graduated from Chinese Culture University, Zhang got his MA from Oklahoma City University. Her works include:《Lanling Wang》,《The butterfly lovers》. Modeling: Ye JinTian Ye is a famous artist who is good at costume, visual arts, cinema, contemporary arts creation. Ye first publicized his neo-orientalism getting the world familiar with the eastern cultural and artistic beauty. He held a costume show called 《The face of time》in Palace Museum in Taipei. Also, he express his attitude towards eastern aesthetics in France and Spain. He is in charge of the costume design during the flag delivery ceremony between Athens and China. Invited by the Kennedy Center in 2005, a show called "Chinese red" was held. In his sample reels are many famous works, such as 《uncertain time》,《ROUGEL′ART DE TIM YIP》. In the meantime, he has worked as an art director or costume designer in 《The banquet》,《Crouching tiger, hidden dragon》,《Red cliff》,《Spring in a small town》.

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The villa

SynopsisWhat is the genre of The Villa?Thriller.... Or romance. Or comedy. Or none. Or all.What do you need to bring to see the play?A ticket, and your brain (preferably with some exercises in detective stories).How to see the play?Stare. (Even if you blink just once, the truth will slip away under your eyes.)What is the link that binds the two stories?Just stare, then youll know...Or are there two stories?Why are there two performances?Just so that you can watch the show again in the evening, if you miss things at the matinee (which you will). ⑵ Artist ProfileZHUANG Yi (Director)Playwright, songwriter, actor, and poet working in both Chinese and English. Artistic Director of Hit Please Theatre Company. After graduating from National University of Singapore with an honors degree in English Literature, he was trained to be a musical actor at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, UK, following which he finished a Masterdegree in Modern European History at University of Cambridge. His main works include Deng Shichang (Shanghainese Opera), The Legend of Zhenhuan (play), The Villa (play), The Moon Opera (Dance Theatre), One Thousand Springs (Musical), Xidis Tooth Adventures (Musical), and Lin Whei-Yin (Opera).Hit PleaseInternational theatre group, Hit Please, consists of group members from prestigious theatre academy in UK, presenting quality bilingual theatres (Chinese and English) in the Great China Region, Europe and America. The artistic director of Hit Please Theatre Group, Zhuang Yi, has brought new light to the theatre group by infusing Western theatres with unique Eastern aesthetics.

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The Nightingale and the Rose

The Nightingale and the Rose(1) SynopsisBased on British writer Oscar Wildes short story The Nightingale and the Rose, this dance theatre seeks to deliver the essence of Wildes imagination. In the story, a young man vocalizes his despair for there are no roses in his garden for the girl he loves, which is overheard by a nightingale, a creation associated with love, innocence and romance. The nightingale, so much touched by the beauty and soul of the student, decides to relieve his pain by finding him the red rose. The nightingale sings all night under the moon and pierces its own heart with the roses thorn, a sacrifice that makes the red rose grow and bloom. Unfortunately, the rose fails to win the heart of the materialistic girl who chooses jewel over flower.By integrating classical elements and modern values, Wang Yuanyuan interprets the story in her beautiful modern ballet, infusing this Western classical narrative with Eastern aesthetics. (2)Artist ProfileWANG Yuanyuan (Choreographer)Wang YuanYuan, a chinese choreographer of ballet and modern dance, enjoys a world-wide reputation. Graduated from Beijing Dance school, and later California College of Arts. Wang has done the choreography for the corps de ballet of China, Denmark, New York. And she has won prizes in the United States, France, Russia, etc. She, together with the leading team, established the Beijing Dance Theater, releasing the 《The Banquet》,《The pulm in a golden vase》HAN Jiang (Stage Designer)Graduated from the central academy of drama, Han Jiang has worked as a stage designer of national ballet since 2002. He began to design the light and space since graduation. His works include: 《Swan Lake》,《Pirates》,《Giselle》, 《Peony Pavilion》.LIN Huiyin (Script Translator)

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Story-telling Theatre: SnowyNight

Story-telling Theatre: SnowyNight ⑴SynopsisA dying man and a donkey give their last show on the stage of this desolate world… On a snowy New Year eve, Li, a housekeeperofa landlord, goes to collect rent from a village but fails to receive anything from tenants. He refuses to stay with Bao, one of tenants, instead choosing to return with his donkey, braving a snowstorm. On his way home, he falls into deep thought and ultimately despair. He finally dies of cold at the door of an abandoned house. Snowy Night, created in 1931, is one of Duanmu Hongliangs best short novels. This story of amazing language and imagination will be staged by Ruth Kanner, the Israeli stage director specializing in adapting literary and documentary texts to the stage, using a variety of innovative story-telling theatre and movement techniques. ⑵Artist ProfileRuth Kanner (Director)Ruth Kanner has been the creator of experimental theatre productions since the early 80s. Currently she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Theater Arts of Tel Aviv University, Israel, and leads Ruth Kanner Theatre Group, associated with the Bat Sheva Dance Company, Tel Aviv. Ruth Kanner Theatre group is an experimental and unique theater team, specializing in adapting literary and documentary texts to the stage, using a variety of innovative story-telling theater and movement techniques. Along the productions created by kanner with her group, kanner is a guest director of Theater X-Cai, Tokyo, Japan. Kanner also presents lectures and workshops in Israel and Worldwide.Ren Ming Young (Playwright)Ren Ming Young (born 1982) is a Chinese writer, theatre director, filmmaker and singer-songwriter. His highly stylized theatre productions like Your Accent, The Tempest in the East China Sea, The Story of Ni Huanzhi, At This Time Next Year, Le You Yuan and Last Night in Shuangyong Road, made him a distinctive avant-garde theatre artist in China.

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Across the Silk Road

Across the Silk Road(1)SynopsisBased on stories of the Silk Road and the paintings of the MoGau caves, Rituals is a performance that explores the connections between traditions: the traditions of contemporary music and electronics with traditional classical Chinese and classical western music. The mixing of modern technology and Taoist and Buddhist rituals and explores improvisation and carefully composed works of musical skill and musical storytelling. The effect is a layering of different styles which trade ideas and musical energy across a Silk Road that is both modern and ancient. East and West and creates a performance like a soundtrack without a film. (2)Artist ProfileDavid Shea (Composer)New York and now Melbourne based composer David Shea is closely associated with the New York Downtown experimental music scene. Shea is apt to move from probing electro-acoustics to Chinese traditional music, American pop, Latin jazz, and exotica in the space of a single piece. A practicing Buddhist, Sheas odd fusion of East and West (particularly on albums such as Hsi-Yu Chi and Tower of Mirrors) is partly a function of the expressive role in Eastern cultures. Sheas facility for fusing not only the spiritual but also the pop cultural elements of Eastern cultures (Hong Kong cinema, allegorical Chinese theater, etc.) is accomplished and critically renowned.Shea has also found a growing audience in the more experimental strains of the post-industrial/post-rave ambient and electronic music set. Shea also continues to bridge gaps separating his various audiences by performing at events and contributing to projects which to engage both in equal measure. Wang MengWang Meng is a versatile musician, teacher and composer. She graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne with a BA (Hons) in Music (2006). In 2008, she was awarded the Hull Sinfoniettas Young International artist of the year. Meng performed widely around the world. In 2008 and 2009 she toured Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, and France. She also performed in many significant festivals, shows and venues in London, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Bristol, Manchester and many other cities in the UK. Meng had been very active in Australia since 2011, She collaborated with Multicultural Arts Victoria on Various Projects including performing at: The Melbourne Town Hall and etc. She is now collaborating with an established American composer/musician David Shea on a commissioned piece by Adelaide Festival 2016. And she is also working on the recording with accomplished Melbourne based musician Cy Gorman and pianist Brenna Wee on various projects.

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A Historic Concert

A Historic Concert⑴.SynopsisHarmonizing European music and Chinese opera, this joint concert will be a testimony to the stage where two remarkable cultures communicate through music as a borderless language.Different historical backgrounds form the diversity of music. In Europe, classical music and philosophy developed along parallel lines, both striving for intellectual innovation and metaphysical depths. In China, traditional opera evolves congruous with dynasties in pursuit of quintessential exquisiteness and eternal gracefulness. This concert presents you the magical chemicals when Western and Eastern classical music converge on the same stage. ⑵.Artist ProfileSHEN Yili (Kunqu Opera Actress)Shen Yili graduated from the Shanghai Theatre Academy as a drama performance major and has played leading roles in a great number of famous Kunqu operas including Peony Pavilion, Palace of Eternal Youth and so on. Shen also actively participated in performances and lectures in Britain, France, America, Taiwan and Hong Kong to promote the development of Kunqu Opera.QIAN Yin (Flute)Qian Yin graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy specializing in Kunqu Opera. Qian is National First Grade Instrumentalist, council member in Shanghai Dramatists Association, member in Shanghai Musicians Association and chief flute in Shanghai Kunqu Opera Group.NING Feng (Violinist)Prize-winning violinist Ning Feng is one of the most exciting of the younger generation of top-level players. Ning was born in China and studied playing the violin at the age of four. He then learned from violin masters Hu Weimin and later, Antje Weithaas. He was the winner of Queen Elisabeth Competition in 2001 and Paganini International Violin Competition in 2006. He now lives in Berlin, a base for his career performing concertos and recitals all around the world (Such as the Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra).CHANG Yu-Fen (Composer)CHANG Yu-Fen studied and obtained her diplôme supérieur from Brussels Royal Conservatory. She performs all over Europe, Russia included. In Belgium, her country of residence, she has performed in all the major concert-halls and festivals: Klara Festival, Midis-Minimes, Ars Musica, BOZAR (recitals and with NOB-ONB), Flagey, Handelsbeurs, Brussels Royal Conservatory and so on. She combined Ustvolskaya with Mozart for a concert with The Ural Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dmitri Liss. From 2011, she was invited to perform in Brazil and Mexico. Patrick DE CLERCK (Curator)Patrick de Clerck directed the biggest music festivals and concert series in Belgium (Klara Festival, European Gala Concerts, Ars Musica). He was also director of Worldwide Music Festival in Europe and Escapades, a government-funded music program in Belgium. De Clerck also did classical music and was creative director of Flanders Festival Brussels and general director of Ars Musica. He moved to MariinskyTheatrefor the New Horizons Festival, and founded Music Projects For Brussels.

Theratrical Events 2015
Theratrical Events 2015
Theratrical Events 2015

Komuro Tetsuya Music Life Piano Solo Concert

October 25, 2015, the Japanese Pop Music Godfather Komuro Tetsuya Music Life Piano Solo Concert in China Shanghaiwill be held at the Shanghai Theater Academy academy theater for the first time!Different from what we know about the past of the godfather Komuro Tetsuya on his pop music, this time we will show you a piano solo concert of Komuro Tetsuya to express his music life in this China tour. You can not only enjoy the former golden piano songs and wonderful piano performance, but also can listen to the music Godfather Komuro Tetsuya telling his the music course.Lets meet at the 17th China Shanghai International Art Festival Rising ArtistsWorks!Komuro Tetsuya, born on November 27,1958 in Tokyo, Japan, is a Japanese musician, music producer, lyricist, composer, arranger, keyboard virtuoso, synthesizer programmer, remixer and DJ.In 1983 he composed the band NETWORK TM (TMN) with Utsunomiya Takashi, Kine Naoto.In 1984,he made a successful debut with the song《Friday Lion》.In 1993,he made a great fame through producing the group TRF, after that he also created and produced Ryoko Shinohara, Namie Amuro, Tomomi Kahara, H jungle with T, Globe and other famous artists. These artists have won millions of sales. The sales of their albums and single were once seld more than 170000000 dishes.Then he made the activities with the identity of the composer, and started to provide songs for AAA, supernova, SMAP, KIE Kitano, Ayumi Hamasaki, Miu Sakamoto, SUPER☆GiRLS, Diva, Alisa Mizuki and so on.In April 24, 2012, 25, TM NETWORK once again carried out activities and held a solo performance in the long-awaited at the Nippon Budokan. They also publicly released the first new single " I am " from the past five years. April 2014, they ushered in the 30 anniversary of the NETWORK TM, and launched a concert tour. In 2015 they ushered in the 20 anniversary of the Globe

Theratrical Events 2015
Theratrical Events 2015
Theratrical Events 2015
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