Huang Yi & KUKA 2015 APAP The View of Formosa’s Landscape from Photographers, The Marvel of Glove Puppetry — “A Sea of Puppets” at Taiwan Academy film
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Film Series: Female Directors from Taiwan Taipei Cultural Center in New York is pleased to announce that “Film Series: female Directors from Taiwan” will be screened at Michigan State University, Hunter College and Mid-Manhattan Library. The series include Tai-jen Wu’s Let’s Fall in Love, She-Wei Chou ‘s The Golden Child, Yu-shan Huang ‘s Twin Bracelets, Shining Chen ‘s God Man Dog and Yun-Chan Lee ‘s The Shoe Fairy. The 4 feature films and 1 documentary film represent the unique contemporary works from Taiwan’s women directors. Tai-jen Wu and She-Wei Chou will also be present for after- screening talks.. 4 Films showing at Mid-Manhattan Library are free which include: Tai-jen Wu’s Let’s Fall in Love, Yu-shan Huang ‘s Twin Bracelets, Shining Chen ‘s God Man Dog and Yun-Chan Lee ‘s The Shoe Fairy. Let’s Fall in Love尋情歷險記 Screening and director talk DVD | Color | 2009 | 90 mins | Saturday, April 4 | 2:00 p.m. The director interviews more than 20 couples and hears their stories after marriage, including peace and war, betrayal and forgiving. Directed by Wuna Wu 吳汰紝 Twin Bracelets 雙鐲 DVD | Color | 1999 | 99 mins | Sunday, April 12 | 2 PM In a …

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A special work-in-progress featuring the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and the New Asia Chamber Music Society After extensive New York and New Jersey touring of the Company’s Chinese Lunar New Year of the Sheep production, Company members shed their colorful silk costumes of Chinese folk dances and return to simple jersey leotards and tights of modern dance to work on their next new piece to be showcased at Flushing Town Hall in the center of Queens, New York, on March 22, 2015, at 3pm. Ticket price is $15 for General Admission, $10 for Students & Members, . CrossCurrent is a concept that Nai-Ni Chen developed while working with the music of composer Huang Ruo. Examining their experiences as bi-cultural artists living in the United States, Nai-Ni Chen observed that the journey to adapt to a different culture is long and full of joy and struggle. CrossCurrent is a series of dances that communicates the journey of her cross-cultural experience, both physical and emotional. It involves a change of perception and a change of expectation. The dances she is creating attempt to communicate that delicate path that she and others are crossing every day. For this project, Nai-Ni Chen is partnering …

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Taipei Cultural Center in New York is delighted to announce its collaboration with Asia Society to present “Homecoming Myanmar: A Midi Z Retrospective” between March 6-13. A rising talent in international cinema, Myanmar-born and Taiwan-based Midi Z has developed a signature style for his intimate and authentic portraits of people struggling with displacement and poverty on the margins of Myanmar society. Hailing from an ethnic Chinese family in Lashio, a small town in the eastern Shan state, Z draws inspiration from the people he is familiar with in this remote region with a porous border next door to China, Laos, and Thailand. Driven by social and economic hardship, they make ends meet drifting in-between worlds where smuggling and human and drug trafficking are rampant. Compassion and a documentary impulse guide Z’s camera as it quietly observes his characters’ actions and choices in a nonjudgmental manner. Mostly shot guerrilla-style in Myanmar, without official permission, the films also demonstrate formal rigor through meticulously crafted narrative structure and camerawork. This first U.S. survey of Z’s work includes all of the director’s fiction features plus a short. All films with English subtitles. Screenings at: Asia Society 725 Park Avenue (at 70 Street) New York, …

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Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York proudly presents The View of Formosa’s Landscape from Photographers, a group exhibition held at Taiwan Academy in New York, 1 East 42nd Street, New York from March 13th through May 15th, 2015 with an Opening Reception (RSVP required, click HERE) on March 26th, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30PM. This exhibition is a part of 2015 Asia Week New York. Asia Week New York takes place on March each year. It is designed to celebrate Asian art throughout metropolitan New York, with non-stop exhibitions, auctions and special events presented by leading international Asian art specialists, major auction houses, and world-renowned museums and cultural institutions. This exhibition features the work of fifteen photographers from both Taiwan and abroad, documenting Taiwan’s natural and human landscape from a personal angle. Works displayed include photographs by the 19th-century Scottish photographer John Thomson, picturing the dwellings of the Plains Aborigines in the valley of the Laonong River; scenes of swimmers in the Tamsui River shot by the venerable Taiwanese photographer Lee Ming-Tiao in the years shortly after the Retrocession; and gorgeous, vertiginous vistas of Taroko Gorge and Jade Mountain (southeast Asia’s tallest peak) captured by various noted photographers, …

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Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York and the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University is very pleased to co-present the touring exhibition Fertility, Blessings and Protection – Taiwanese and Asian Cultures of Baby Carrier. This joint exhibition features selected collections from Taiwan’s National Museum of Prehistory and the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. The first stop of the tour exhibition held at Charles B. Wang Center in long island, Stony Brook, NY 11794 from March 11th through July 11th, 2015 with an Opening Reception (RSVP required) on March 11th, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00PM. This exhibition is a part of 2015 Asia Week New York. Asia Week New York takes place on March each year. It is designed to celebrate Asian art throughout metropolitan New York, with non-stop exhibitions, auctions and special events presented by leading international Asian art specialists, major auction houses, and world-renowned museums and cultural institutions. The touring exhibition features baby carriers and other tools associated with childcare from Asian cultures, beginning with Taiwan and extending to nearby areas, including southwestern China’s ethnic minorities and the Austronesian and South Asian peoples of Borneo, Bali, and Siberia. Baby carriers of various …

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The internationally acclaimed Taipei Folk Dance Theatre will perform as part of The University of Scranton’s “International Conference on Asian Studies: Taiwan and China in the Global Context.” The performance is slated for Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. The first professional ethnic dance company in Taiwan, the Taipei Folk Dance Theatre promotes and preserves Taiwan’s varied dance heritage, with the influence of Chinese traditional dance. Founded in 1988 by Tsai Li-hua, who is also the artistic director, the company seamlessly combines traditional Taiwanese folk dance style with current theater techniques. The Taipei Folk Dance Theatre has presented more than 700 performances in more than 40 countries. The company has selected the following dances for its performance in Scranton: “Meditation through the Flower,” “Hakka Love Songs,” “Paiwan-Legend of the Lily,” “Images of Kung-Fu,” “Long Howl over a Gloomy Moon” and “Celebration of the Gods.” Also as part of The University of Scranton’s inaugural Asian studies conference, the Taipei Folk Dance Theatre will present a free master class, question-and-answer session and workshop on Sunday, March 29. The conference is co-presented by The University of Scranton’s Asian Studies Program and the …

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Taipei Cultural Center will present “A Sea of Puppets”, Taiwanese glove puppetry, on February 25th at Taiwan Academy. We sincerely invite you to attend our event. Artists: Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company Date: Wednesday, February 25th at 3:30 P.M. Venue: Taiwan Academy (1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017) Free Admission, RSVP required, please click HERE; or e-mail: 0573@tpecc.org Puppetry is a form of theater that has been around for thousands of years. There are many kinds of puppets, from those that dance on strings to glove puppets. The popularity of glove puppetry in Taiwan has endured. Skilled glove puppeteers can animate lifeless material and perform all sorts of complicated actions, and no puppeteers are more talented than those from Taiwan. The Taiyuan Puppet Theatre was founded to continue this tradition, while at the same time creating new and innovative music plays. The glove puppetry performances are miniature version of Peking opera, with the figures wearing elaborate costumes and acting out epic tales. The characters are all portrayed as either noble heroes or evil villains. Most impressive of all, they are all voiced by a single puppeteer. “A Sea of Puppets” is a traditional Taiwanese glove puppet show performed on a …

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