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The Taiwan Cinema Now section defies expectations with first films by new directors Adam Tsuei (The Tenants Downstairs), Vic Cheng (The Tag-Along), and Lee Chung (The Laundryman) that expand the horizons of the island’s genre cinema. The section, presented with the support of the Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, is completed by two powerful dramas from established filmmakers Tom Lin (Zinnia Flower) and Cheng Wen-tang (Maverick), which explore loss and redemption. The Laundryman Dir. Lee Chung Sat, June 25, 12:30 p.m. at Walter Reade Theater (165 West 65th Street) 2015 | Taiwan | DCP | 110min | Mandarin | English Subtitles New York Premiere Lee Chung’s poppy feature debut throws the horror-comedy and the action film into a blender and creates a fun-filled cocktail fueled by manic energy, actors playing against type, and absolutely stunning imagery. Joseph Chang stars as the laundryman, a nameless hit man who kills people at the orders of A-gu (Sui Tang) and brings the bodies back to A-gu’s laundromat at night for processing. Plagued by the ghosts of his victims, he seeks help from Lin (Wan Qian), a cynical psychic who becomes a vessel to air their grievances and desire for revenge. …

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Sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tourism Bureau and Taipei Cultural Center, organized by the curator Mia Min Yen, a performance, titled “Taiwanese Waves,” is slated to take place on Saturday, July 16th, in Central Park. Free and open to all ages, it will feature three diverse artists from Taiwan for four hours of music and festivities. It is the first time in the history of SummerStage, the iconic New York City music festival, playing host to artists from Asia. SummerStage, a program of the CityParks Foundation, is known for presenting outstanding performances, free of charge in a world famous venue – Manhattan’s Central Park. The focus – music, diversity, community – is embodied in the talent of the festival’s performers. Among the performers for Summer Stage’s “Taiwanese Waves” segment: Anpu 安溥 (張懸, Deserts Chang, Zhang Xuan): A decorated singer, songwriter, producer, poet, and more, she’s known for her alternative sound that profoundly speaks to audiences. A hit at music festivals, she plays for sell-out crowds and is considered one of the most influential musical artists of this generation. https://www.facebook.com/algae.deserts/?fref=ts https://www.facebook.com/deserts.anpu/?fref=ts, Wonfu 旺福: Nominated in the “Best Band” category at the “Asian Grammy” Golden Melody …

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A Four-Day New Music Festival in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY, June 22- June 25 Featuring: ensemble mise-en, EXCEPTET and The Phoenix Quartet Performances and Events will be hosted by: the cell (June 22), The DiMenna Center (June 23), Scandinavia House (June 24), Taipei Cultural Center in New York (June 25) Concerts June 22: Opening Night / ensemble mise-en @ the cell (8pm) June 23: MICHAEL JARRELL Portrait / ensemble mise-en @ The DiMenna Center (8pm) June 24: Americas + Europe / ensemble mise-en @ Scandinavia House (6pm) June 25: New Music Marathon (ensemble mise-en / Exceptet / Pheonix Quartet) @ Taipei Cultural Center in New York (4-10pm) Workshops June 22: Workshop I @ MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (11am-12:30pm) June 25: Workshop II @ Taipei Cultural Center in New York (12PM-1:30PM) NEW YORK, NY — ensemble mise-en will be presenting a new music festival across 4 days at various venues in the New York City area. After hosting a call for scores which received 792 submissions, ensemble mise-en has selected 31 works by composers from across the globe to be performed. Following the success of last year’s MISE-EN Festival, ensemble mise-en is enthusiastic and excited to present another festival of music by some …

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The exhibition “Ink Imagists: Modern Ink Paintings from Taiwan, Japan, and the U.S.,” set to open at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York on July 7, 2016 and run through the month, will offer a rare opportunity to view 30-plus paintings by some of the best ink artists from Taiwan and Japan. Ink painting is regarded as an important art form in Asia. This year, with funding from the Ministry of Culture, the Taipei Cultural Center in New York has invited U.S.-based Taiwanese artist Charles Liu and Kazuko Takizawa from the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York to co-curate the “Ink Imagists” exhibition. Unlike previous collaborations that have been organized on a bilateral basis between Taiwan and the U.S. or Taiwan and Japan, this event marks the first time that the three countries are working together to co-present artwork by some of their best ink painting artists. With a total of 8 artists participating in the event, the lineup from Taiwan represents the island’s ink painting history over the past half century. Apart from National Cultural Award winner Chiang Ming-Shyan and ink painting heavyweights Huang Kuang-Nan, Lo Cheng-Hsien, Charles Liu, and Lu Kun-He, artists such as Chang Fu-Chun, Yeung Chit …

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The Museum of Modern Art presents the first American retrospective of the films of Mark Lee Ping-Bing, one of the world’s foremost cinematographers, in Luminosity: The Art of Cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing, from June 16 to June 30, 2016, in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters. In a career that spans over three decades, his exquisite presentation of light, shadow, color, graceful camera movement, and arresting compositions bring to the forefront cinematography’s central role in the creation of motion pictures. An essential partner to the directors he works with, Lee is best known for his longtime collaboration with director Hou Hsiao-Hsien. In the 10 award-winning features they’ve made together, the duo has defined a vision for Taiwan New Cinema realism. Lee has also collaborated with such celebrated filmmakers as Wong Kar Wai, Tran Anh Hung, Tian Zhuangzhuang, and Ann Hui, and his work has won him numerous international honors, most recently a Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution at the 2016 Berlinale, for Crosscurrent. For this first American retrospective of Lee’s work, MoMA presents a diverse group of films from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, Japan, and France. Visit MoMA for the complete lineup and schedule. The exhibition is presented …

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I Wan Jan Puppet Theater from Taiwan, invited by Flushing Town Hall, Mid-Manhattan Library, Chinese- American Art Council, and Michigan Taiwanese American Organization, is visiting New York, Ann Arbor from May 20 to May 25 and performing the acclaimed “A Chance Encounter Leads to Marriage” (巧遇姻緣). A Chance Encounter Leads Marriage is a mesmerizing, traditional hand puppet show based on Peking Opera. This non-verbal piece tells the tale of a young couple’s chance meeting at a festival that has puppets juggling, performing martial arts and much more. A Chance Encounter Leads to Marriage, read as Qiao-Yu-Yin-Yuan. This non-verbal piece tells the tale of a young couple’s chance meeting at a festival that has puppets juggling, performing martial arts and much more. This classic performance will showcase the puppets’ fine movements, such as the young male character (Sheng 生) folding a fan, the female character (Dan 旦) holding an umbrella, an older male (Mo 末) smoking, the clown (Chou 丑)falling from a chair, and street entertainers’ bustling martial arts and acrobatic acts. Without any language barriers, A Chance Encounter Leads Marriage will entertain kids as well as adults. The first performance in New York will be held in the Mid-Manhattan Library …

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Sponsored by the Taiwan Ministry of Culture and Taipei Cultural Center, organized by P2TW, Inc., the ”Hello Taiwan!” Tour 2016 will last 9 days from May 18th to 26th of May. The serial concerts will take place in New York, Washington DC, Richmond, Baltimore, Philadelphia. We are excited to invite 2 famous indie bands from Taiwan to the United States. As part of the tour, two bands from Taiwan “Paramount” and “Kung Fu Entertainment” will experience a cultural exchange by touring US east coast in various live houses. On yearly basis, the Taiwanese American Community holds the “Hello Taiwan“ concert which originated in 2010 as a measure to bridge some disconnect observed among younger generations interested in music. The inaugural show was held at the Taiwan Center around Thanksgiving, providing the perfect opportunity to blend community, family, and great music. The influence of the Hello Taiwan concert continued to grow, and in 2012 Taiwanese bands took to the road for an East coast music tour under the brand “Hello Taiwan Tour”. The Hello Taiwan tour was a major success, allowing the artists to promote their music and Taiwan at the same time and it also has deep ties with the …

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