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To mark the milestone of its 25th anniversary, Taipei Cultural Center in New York—Taiwan’s chief cultural mission in North America, invites Lin Ceramics Studio to come to New York August 12-17 to perform its award-winning program “Tea Party: Slow. Flow” and share the depth and richness of Taiwan’s unique tea culture with local audiences. Yi Cha Huei Yo(以茶會友), which literally means “meeting friends over tea” or “friends of tea” in Chinese, is the very essence of Taiwan’s tea culture that will be demonstrated in this performance entitled “Temperature.” As an old Chinese saying goes: welcoming a friend from afar gives one great delight, “Temperature” celebrates friendship and is the second chapter of “Slow‧Flow” by Lin Ceramics. It opens with the tea master making a fire, preparing to welcome a friend with tea. As the warmth diffuses in the space, the tea master performs the classic tea ceremony. “Tea Party” attempts to give a novel, contemporary perspective on tea cultures in Asia. It reintroduces traditional tea culture to the young generation in a modern, trendy manner so that this thousand year old culture can evolve with the times and stay relevant. Audiences explore a new vision of tea culture during the …

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This year’s Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is going to show TPE-TICS, the documentary about the significant Taiwanese sound/performance artist, Huang Da-Wang on Friday, July 29 at Village East Cinema. Also known as a ‘walking Wikipedia of music’, Huang has developed a distinctive style of improvisation and electronic noise, and has a unique performance- the “Black Wolf Nakashi” show. This film follows him closely, observing the links between his life and creations while shuttling in the city with him, from sound to body, from bedroom to ruins. Two selected shorts MIDNIGHT DANCE and CRONOS from emerging Taiwanese filmmakers Lu Mian-Mian and Yang Chieh, which explore the multifaceted relationship, will also be featured at the festival on July 23 and July 24 at Village East Cinema. The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF), presented by Asian CineVision, is the first and longest running festival in the country devoted to films by and about Asians and Asian Americans. The 39th annual festival will take place in New York City from July 21 to July 30, 2016 at various venues including Village East Cinema (181-189 2nd Avenue), Asia Society (725 Park Avenue), Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave, Astoria), and …

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Free Event: Dance Films Screening Featuring newly created films of the 2016 Experimental Film Virginia Festival. The Festival gathers artists from all over the world to convene on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay with a mission to create new short films inspired by the people and places of historic, small-town America. Screenings will begin on time at 7:30 pm with a run-time of 60 minutes. A Meet-the-Artists session will follow with special guests. Location: Gina Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center 280 Broadway Entrance at 53 Chambers (212) 677-8560

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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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