OneBeat 25th Anniversary of the Taipei Cultural Center ‘Fancy Animal Carnival 2017 RU Open Call
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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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Taipei Cultural Center is pleased partner with Japan Society for 17th CONTEMPORARY DANCE SHOWCASE: JAPAN + EAST ASIA with 5 duos from Taiwan, Japan and Korea. FEATURE FIVE DUOS: ▇ YEN-CHENG LIU/IN THEATER’S Tschüss!! Bunny (Taiwan) -North American Premiere ▇ Po-Cheng Tsai/ B Dance’s Hugin/Munin(Taiwan)-North American Premiere ▇ Un Yamada/Co.Un Yamada’s les Noces(The wedding)(Japan)-North American Premiere ▇ Akiko Kitamura & Navid Navab’s TranSenses(Japan)-World Premiere ▇ Heung-Ryeol Jun+ Sang-Man Pyo/JJbrp’s Jimmy & jack (Korea)-North American Premiere Since 1997, Japan Society’s Contemporary Dance Showcase has been a vital incubator for Japanese and East Asian choreographers, introducing them to the U.S. during the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference and serving to launch and support their international careers. A leading platform for the introduction of Japanese choreographers and companies, the Dance Showcase has expanded to frequently include artists and works from the broader East Asian region, including Taiwan and South Korea. Many Dance Showcase “alumni” have gone onto perform in major venues such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance, Walker Art Center, The Kennedy Center, The Joyce Theater and others. Tickets & Information: Friday, January 6 & Satuday 7 at 7:30pm Website: Japan Society

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“For a better tomorrow,” an exhibition that features works by four Taiwanese visual artists, is set to open on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 and run through the month at inCube Arts Space in Manhattan. “Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country”— John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–1963) To use this famous quote as the opening of this curatorial essay is not an attempt to instigate nationalist ideological debates over political governance. On the contrary, it is to reveal how, in his critique of John F. Kennedy, American neoclassical economist Milton Friedman (1912–2006) with his idea of the “free man” and absolute freedom that it entails, defied democratic functioning in the name of economic freedom; how biopolitics verged on absolute control; how the neoliberal definition of “freedom” is distorted, to satisfy the desire for economic expansion, by political parties and corporate conglomerates into a weapon to disintegrate a nation and its democratic mechanisms, in turn constraining, trampling, and annihilating human freedom. A seemingly ironic slogan, “For a better tomorrow” is intended to underline the status quo where we are faced with a structural problem haunted by neoliberalism. The intervention of art turns …

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The Taiwanese romantic comedy MY EGG BOY and unconventional family drama LOST DAUGHTER have been selected for this year’s edition of Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2016 and will have their Canadian premieres on Nov 12 and 19 with Dir. Fu Tien-Yu and the leading actor Rhydian Vaughan in person. Staring Ariel Lin and Rhydian Vaughan, MY EGG BOY is a story about love and the value of lives. For women live in modern days, to have children or not is a question more complicated than love. For those whose biological clocks are ticking, egg freezing may prolong their fertility. Evoking smiles and tears from audience members, this film provides a glimpse of what millions of working women struggle with: finding the balance between pursuing a career and marriage. LOST DAUGHTER is the new talent director Chen Yu-Jie’s impressive feature debut, which showcases extraordinary performances from veteran Taiwanese actor Li Tien-chu and rising star Phoebe Lin. It is a compelling family drama with the chills of a gripping thriller, which won the 7th Film Taipei Screenplay Awards and Golden Bell Tele-movies Best Leading Actor and Supporting Actress awards this year. For more information, please visit reelasian.com. Screening schedule LOST …

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