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Returning to Harbourfront Centre to celebrate the coming of another year, LunarFest will ring in the Lunar New Year with an exciting and diverse weekend of events. From February 20–21, this family-friendly festival will feature a wide range of activities, including musical performances, craft activities and delectable Asian cuisine. Two major interactive installations will feature hundreds of life-sized monkey figurines on site to greet visitors. The entire festival will be free to attend, and food and souvenirs (including monkey figurines) will be available for purchase. A time of celebration, the Lunar New Year also offers the chance for reflection, particularly with this year’s representative animal. “2016 is the Year of the Monkey – the species closest to the human being,” says Charlie Wu, Managing Director of the Asian Canadian Special Events Association, which is partnering with Harbourfront Centre to co-produce LunarFest. “Monkeys, too, are emotional creatures who are intelligent, crafty, curious and naughty at times. Are there lessons humans can learn from monkeys?” LunarFest – Highlights at a Glance: Theatre: A staple at Lunar New Year celebrations, the traditional lion dance will be performed by Taiwan’s Jin Fei Feng Marionette Theatre Troupe at World’s Smallest Lion Dancers. The show offers an unique …

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About CLOUD GATE DANCE THEATRE OF TAIWAN Lin Hwai-min, Founder and Artistic Director Taipei, Taiwan RICE “One of the finest dance companies in the world” –The Globe and Mail “Watching Cloud Gate, you are gently seduced into rethinking your ideas about dance.” –The Washington Post Praised for lighting “the way to a new vocabulary in dance, one that reaches back to ancient wisdom and ahead to future fruitfulness, with a cool, unforced yet insistent power” (The Washington Post), artistic director Lin Hwai-min brings his acclaimed contemporary dance troupe back to the Center for the first time since 2010. In celebration of his company’s 40th anniversary in 2013, Lin created Rice to honor the land that has nurtured “Asia’s leading contemporary dance theatre” (The Times, London). It was inspired by the energy and resplendence of Chihshang in the East Rift Valley of Taiwan, home of “Emperor’s Rice.” The piece is set to the music of Hakka folk songs, the oldest among the existing Chinese dialects; operatic arias; and sounds from the fields against a video backdrop that depicts the life cycle of rice. The U.S. tour is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, R.O.C. 01.22~23, 2016/UC Berkeley Zellerbach Hall, CA …

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Taiwan Academy Presents Formosa Quartet Saturday, February 20th, 2016, 4:30 PM TECO (1 East 42 Street, New York NY10017) Free Admission, RSVP required, or please e-mail to 0573@tpecc.org Program Heights and Depths 1. Beethoven: String Quartet in F major, Op. 59 No. 1 2. Shih-Hui Chen: Returning Souls* 3. Dana Wilson: Hungarian Folk Songs* *commissioned by the Formosa Quartet Jasmine Lin, 1st violin Wayne Lee, 2nd violin Born Lau, viola Clancy Newman, cello Formosa Quartet: Winners of the First Prize and the Amadeus Prize at the London International String Quartet Competition in 2006, the Formosa Quartet is “one of the very best quartets of their generation” (David Soyer, cellist of the Guarneri Quartet). Its debut recording on the EMI label was hailed as “spellbinding” (Strad Magazine) and “remarkably fine” (Gramophone), and the quartet has given critically acclaimed performances at the Ravinia Festival, the Caramoor Festival, the Library of Congress, the Da Camera Society of Los Angeles, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, Rice University, San Francisco State University, and Wigmore Hall in London. Formed in 2002 when the four founding members came together for a concert tour of Taiwan, the Formosa Quartet is deeply committed …

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2016 紐約 Residency Unlimited 創作發表計畫甄選簡章駐紐約臺北文化中心與大紐約地區知名藝術機構Residency Unlimited(RU)今年第四度合作,將公開徵選2件符合大紐約區物人文藝術特質,且創新、具體可行之藝術創作方案,由文化部贊助藝術家於2016年8月至11月赴(前來)紐約執行該創作發表計畫。徵件報名時間自即日起至美東時間2016年3月1日下午5時止,有意前進紐約創作及發表作品的藝術工作者,切勿錯過這個機會。 RU為立案之非營利藝術組織,由資深藝術行政工作者Nathalie Anglès及Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria於2009年共同創立,Anglès女士為現任總監。該機構位於紐約布魯克林區市中心,以一棟翻修後之舊教堂為辦公空間,內有一挑高之多功能展場,可辦理展覽、小型演出及講座等各項藝文活動,並提供藝術家、策展人交流與工作之公共空間、網路及辦公設備。 RU創立時間雖不長,但因提供駐村藝術家專業且紮實之協助,快速在業界累積口碑,近年成為各國藝術機構爭取合作之對象。RU專精跨領域藝術交流及架接合作管道,與大紐約地區藝術界關係良好,除辦理駐村、定期藝術講座、發表會等活動外,且運用其豐富之資源及人脈,每週安排駐村藝術家每週與紐約地區不同藝術機構負責人、策展人會議至少一次,藉此訓練藝術家表述介紹個人作品及創作理念之能力,並透過與業界人士頻繁激盪交流,不斷精進個人創作。另外,RU不定期安排駐村藝術家到相關機構及知名藝術家工作室參訪,同時鼓勵當期國際駐村藝術家之間交流討論,在駐村後期並為藝術家舉辦聯合成果發表展,加強國外駐村之實質意義及延伸效益,甚至進一步促成駐村藝術家獲美國藝文機構邀請參展。 紐文中心自2013年開始與RU駐村創作計畫合作,每年甄選2名藝術工作者參與。2013年獲選之藝術家為侯怡亭及曹良賓,2014年為朱盈樺、黃大維,2015年則為孟祥路、劉美齡,6人咸認RU駐村期間獲益良多,目前也皆積極從事創作,活躍於藝術圈。 本案今年度徵選名額為2位,不限藝術領域及創作媒材,報名截止日期為美東時間2016年3月1日下午5時,報名文件經初審符合資格後,由RU及紐文中心共同評審,預計3月中旬公布獲選名單。獲選藝術家之國際旅費、生活費及創作費由文化部補助。 本案詳細資訊請參閱甄選簡章。

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Time: 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Wed, Jan. 20, 2016 Location: C.V. Starr East Asian Library Reading Room, 300 Kent Hall, Columbia University Sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan and Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, and Columbia University Press The discussion and lecture is open to the public with novelist Li Ang and translators Sylvia Lin and Howard Goldblatt. Co-sponsored by the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Columbia University Press, the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University. Columbia University Press is one of the best sources for interesting works from East Asia, such as Atlas by Kai-Cheung Dung or Horses, Horses, In the End the Light Remains Pure by Hideo Furukawa. In fact, since 2008, they’ve brought out twenty-four works of fiction and poetry from China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Japan, and India. That’s a much better record for diversity than any commercial press. Li Ang is also the author of the award-winning The Butcher’s Wife. A prolific writer and astute social critic, she was honored by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication with its Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres …

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The first solo eixhibition entitled Saint Anonymous by the Hong Kong-born Taiwan photographer Stanley Fung will be on display at inCube Arts SPACE in New York December 3 to 30, 2015. The portrait series ‘Saint Anonymous’ were shot in monochrome, and most of the models are friends and members of Fung’s church. To Fung, who is a full-time clergyman, photography is more than an art or a hobby. “For him, photography is not only an artistic method for expressing the self, but a way to photograph the souls of mankind,” said Taiwanese photographer Yuan Yi-zhong. He added that in the history of portrait photography, Edward Curtis, whose works are mostly those of North American Indians, is without a doubt the foremost pioneer in using photography to capture the soul. Though Fung found it difficult not to be influenced by Curtis and his works, he still managed to create his own style, which is an amazing feat. As a pastor, Fung discovered hints of biblical revelations amongst his fellow church members. From this, he successfully conveyed the magical powers of faith, those that make one feel calm, fulfilled, strong, and satisfied. These portraits exude a sense of spiritual sublimation, and express …

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Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is proud to announce its conjunction with BAM Cinématek to present Chung Mong-hong, a showcase of the independent Taiwanese auteur comprising his four feature films: Soul, Parking, Doctor, and The Fourth Portrait from Monday, November 30 through Wednesday, December 2. In a commercial landscape dominated by romantic comedies and historical dramas, Chung’s body of work has emerged as a bold alternative, encompassing nonfiction, melodrama, and psychological horror. An increasingly regular presence on the international film festival circuit, but unjustly unknown in America, Chung’s films are darkly comic, strikingly stylish, and subtly surreal, offering an eccentric portrait of urban Taiwan that has led some critics to hail him as the successor to Taiwanese New Wave master Edward Yang. Opening the series on November 30 is Chung’s latest film, Soul (2013), an official selection at Toronto International Film Festival 2013. Part blood-spattered shocker and part provocative meditation on reincarnation, this Lynchian mind-melter features “feverish, dreamlike, and unearthly” (Variety) shots of the stunning Taiwanese landscape. Other highlights include Parking (2008—Dec 1), a bizarre odyssey into the night world of Taipei starring Chang Chen (The Assassin, A Brighter Summer Day) and set to music by John …

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