A Disappearing Act LunarFest 2017 NTSO International Youth Orchestra Camp ‘Fancy Animal Carnival 2017 RU Open Call
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The International Youth Orchestra Camp presented by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (hereafter referred to as the NTSO) offers an invigorating environment for outstanding young musicians to take lessons from professional musicians and most sought-after teachers, and to participate in the youth orchestra for performances in major concert halls. All faculty members are renowned musicians from the most elite conservatories and orchestras around the world. Students will have opportunities for private one-on-one instructions, orchestral training, as well as participating in public master classes during the camp. For the 2017 NTSO International Youth Orchestra Camp, NTSO has invited a number of professional musicians to come and share their skills and experiences with the students. Mei-Ann Chen, a Top 30 Influencer in 2015 voted by Musical America’s editors, will serve as the Artistic Director and Conductor, and the violinist Keng-Yuen Tseng, the silver medal winner of Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition 1993, will join the camp as a soloist. In addition, violist Li-Kuo Chang, cellist Nan-Cheng Chen and Yu-Quan Wang, the Principal Horn of VEREINIGTE BÜHNEN WIEN, etc., are all faculty members as well. Advanced musical training is a prerequisite. Applicants born between 1994 and 2003 including foreign nationals and oversea Taiwanese …

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A Disappearing Act Feb 16 – Feb 27, 2017 Opening: Thursday, Feb 16, 7 – 9pm Hours: Saturday – Thursday, 12 – 8pm Venue: Triangle, 20 Jay Street, #317, Brooklyn, NY 11201 … technique finally reproducing permanently the violence of the accident; the mystery of speed remains a secret of light and heat from which even sound is missing. – Paul Virilio, Aesthetics of Disappearance A Disappearing Act presents two newly commissioned projects by Su Yu-Hsien and Cici Wu, both developed from archival research in an effort to reconstruct historical works that were either lost, fragmented, never realized, or inherently ephemeral. Thinking of archives as constructive and active catalysts that generate new meanings and spur artistic imagination, the exhibition aims to reflect on the boundary between originality and reproducibility, and to explore questions surrounding the notion of authorship: What does it mean to sign one’s name, or to withdraw it? What happens when images begin to circulate in absence of ‘the artist’? The project further investigates the politics and practices of those who resist through the act of disappearing. Su’s restaging of Prophet, a play written by the Taiwanese avant-garde artist Huang Hua-Chen (1935-96), much of whose work has been …

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Re-live the Olympic hype this January and help Canada bring home the gold at the LunarFest Rooster Winter Games! The Year of the Rooster in the lunar calendar is a year for courage, bravery, and hard work – do you have what it takes to reach the podium? 2017 LunarFest is back to celebrate the Lunar New Year like never before in downtown Vancouver from January 27 to 29, and then move on to Toronto on February 4 and 5. The venue in Vancouver this year relocates to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza while awaiting completion of the renovated art gallery plaza. As to Toronto, this year the festival has found a new home in Metro Hall, where Lunar Crafts returns with a variety of vibrant Rooster-themed workshops to spice up Toronto’s ice and snow! Don’t forget to check on your new years’ resolutions at the Fortune Telling shrines where one will foretell your love life and the other your wealth! Juno nominees Ginalina and Michel Bruyer lead a songwriting workshop in “Alligator Stew: Kids Write Songs” and craft a song to ring in the Year of the Rooster. The Tung & Bedzvin Duo’s unique blend of vocals, Chinese erhu, …

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Taipei Cultural Center in New York is proud to announce its 5th open call for two Taiwanese artists for a four-month residency each, from July 1 to October 31, 2017, at Residency Unlimited (RU) in New York City. Artists that specialize in visual arts and performance arts are encouraged to submit their applications for this opportunity. Applications are due February 13, 2017. This program is generously supported by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan). The residency covers round-trip air tickets to and from New York City, a monthly allowance of $2000 to cover living costs during the residency, and a $1000 exhibition production stipend. RU, a non-profit art organization established in New York in 2009, supports the creative process and promotes exchange through its unique residency program and year-round public programs. Moving beyond the traditional studio model, RU forges strategic partnerships with collaborating institutions to offer flexible and customized residencies to meet individual goals and needs. RU is particularly committed to promoting multidisciplinary practices and building lasting connections between residents and the broader arts community. Apart from the aforementioned stipends from the MoC, this program also provides: • Access to RU’s shared, co-working space at 360 Court Street …

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This call is open to to musicians between the ages of 19-35 years who live and work in any of the following countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Panama, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, United States, Venezuela, Zimbabwe. OneBeat Fellows must apply individually and will be selected as individuals. However, several members of a group are welcome to apply separately. Musicians from any genre or background are encouraged to apply. The organisers are looking for musicians who have achieved an advanced proficiency in styles and skills such as (but not limited to): folk music, hip hop, electronic music, traditional music, jazz, experimental, classical, sound-art installations, DJing, audio engineering, etc. All costs will be covered for OneBeat Fellows, including travel and accommodations. Fellows will also receive a per diem and a modest honorarium. OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, & produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. DEADLINE Applications are due by 5:00pm (Eastern Standard …

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Giuseppe Verdi’s class opera Rigoletto re-imagined as a Peking Opera will be showcased at Association of Performing Arts Presenters New York City Conference on January 7. The Jester Artists Bao-Chun Li Taipei Li-Yuan Peking Opera Theater A Peking Opera based on the story of Verdi’s Rigoletto, Li Yong De, the jester, at the ducal court of Man le, secures his position at the court not only by doing jokes and trickery, but also sends beautiful girls to Man Le. Without a way to call for justice, the angered fathers call for curses on the jester. How will the jester protect his innocent daughter? Showcasing Saturday, Jan. 7th Show1-4:30pm Show2-6:30pm OPEN TO APAP BADGE HOLDERS AND PRESENTERS ONLY!

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The film OUT THERE, directed by the Japanese director Takehiro Ito and starring Taiwanese actor and photographer Chun Chih Ma, will have its U.S. premiere with the filmmakers in person as part of the opening weekend First Look Festival on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI). OUT THERE, which was made in Taipei and Tokyo, tells a story of a director looking for a new actor to resurrect a stalled documentary project on the Taiwanese director Edward Yang. This actor is Ma (as himself), born in Taiwan, who wanders around Tokyo and searches for the feeling of being home. Traveling back and forth through secret gates between Tokyo and Taiwan, OUT THERE is in turns a documentary, a film within a film, a love story, and a story about wandering, also a film in which the cities are among the main characters. As Takehiro Ito’s feature debut, OUT THERE is a hybrid of fiction and documentary, whose innovative form and subject has made it selected for the official international competition of FID Marseille and Turin International Film Festival 2016. Now it’s going to be presented at the sixth edition of the First Look Festival, …

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