Event 2012

Anarchy Dance Theatre, Taiwan, Presents a Technological Dance Work “Seventh Sense” in New York

Collaborated with Japan Society, Taipei Cultural Center in New York is proud to co-present Contemporary Dance Showcase: Japan + East Asia during the NYC conference of Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) in January of 2013. Anarchy Dance Theatre is invited to perform the Seventh Sense, a dance work integrated with the new media art, in Japan Society at 7:30pm from January 11th to 12th. In addition to Anarchy Dance Theatre, we are proud to present Makoto Enda & Kutomaro Mukai, KENTARO!! and Tokyo Electrock Stairs from Tokyo, and Monochrome Circus from Kyoto, Japan. Anarchy Dance Theatre, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, R.O.C. (Taiwan), participates in the Contemporary Dance Showcase: Japan + East Asia with an aim to promote excellent dance companies from Taiwan to the performing arts presenters and the extensive audiences during APAP conference. Anarchy Dance Theatre was founded in 2010, dedicated to creating dance theatre to express its concern on human beings and their life through the body movements. Specialized in architecture and dance, the artistic director of Anarchy Dance Theatre, Chieh-Hua Hsieh’s choreography breaks with tradition, and shows his creativity and strong ambition in utilizing the performing space; in addition, his sensitivity in applying the …

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King Lear of the Contemporary Legend Theatre Premier in Cleveland, Ohio

Invited by The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio, the Contemporary Legend Theatre of Taiwan, will perform King Lear on January 25th, 2013, at the Breen Center for the Performing Arts, as one of the performances in the performing art series, Viva & Gala. Adapted from Shakespeare’s King Lear, King Lear of the Contemporary Legend Theatre divides into three acts, The Play, Playing, and A Player. 10 different characters will be performed solely by the Artistic Director, Wu Hsing-Kuo. Through the techniques of Peking Opera, character changing will be presented in the modern theatrical framework. This will be the first time for the Contemporary Legend Theatre to perform in Cleveland. Residents are all welcome to see this “alternative Shakespeare.” King Lear is the first production after the revival of the Contemporary Legend Theatre in 2001. Wu plays 10 different characters, from the main male role, to the female role, to the painted face male role, and to the clown in 100 minutes. Within the framework of the modern theater, Wu’s character changing challenges the limit of the performing art. The unique yet aesthetic King Lear is highly recognized by the western world. King Lear was once invited to more than ten …

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2012 Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts II – second concert

Taipei Cultural Center will present Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts II both on November 14th and December 16th at Taiwan Academy. We sincerely invite you to attend our concerts again. Sunday, December 16 at 3:00PM Voice and Piano Recital featuring Yvonne Cheng, voice / Ching-Yun Hu, piano Taiwan Academy 1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 Free Admission To reserve a spot, please contact suling46@gmail.com MORE INFO Tel: 212.697.6188 ext. 4 Web: www.tpecc.org Ching-Yun Hu “Superstar quality that everyone looks for… Musical, energetic, and full of Flair.” – The Jerasalem Post Declared a “…first-class talent…” and praised for her “…poetic use of color and confidently expressive phrasing…” (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Taiwanese pianist Ching-Yun Hu earned worldwide at-tention when she won the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition in New York and the top prize and the Audience Favorite Prize at the 2008 Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv. She performs at prestigious concert halls and music festivals on five continents, such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Gasteig Munchen, Aspen Music Festival, Klavier Ruhr Festival, Chopin Festivals in Poland, and as soloist with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Johannesburg Philharmonic, and National Symphony Orchestra of …

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2012 Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts II

Taipei Cultural Center will present Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concerts II both on November 14th and December 16th at Taiwan Academy. We sincerely invite you to attend our concerts again. Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00PM Piano and Flute Recital featuring Evan Wong, piano / Angel Hsiao, flute Sunday, December 16 at 3:00PM Voice and Piano Recital featuring Yvonne Cheng, voice / Ching-Yun Hu, piano Taiwan Academy 1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 Free Admission To reserve a spot, please contact suling46@gmail.com MORE INFO Tel: 212.697.6188 ext. 4 Web: www.tpecc.org Ya-Hsin Angel Hsiao is a First Prize winner of the 2011 Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition, and as such debuted in Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in October 2011. She was also the Third Prize winner of the 2011 National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, the First Prize winner of the New York Flute Club Young Artist Competition in 2008, and the winner of the Stony Brook University’s 2008-2009 Concerto Competition. In 2007 she was a finalist at the XII International Flute Competition in Timisoara, Romania, and has also received prizes from Belgium’s Neerpelt Music Festival for Youth and the Jong Tenuto Competition. Ms. Hsiao joined the roster of Astral Artists …

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One Tree Three Lives– documentary about legendary writer Hualin Nieh

  Taipei Cultural Center in New York is pleased to announce that, in cooperation with the Asia Society in New York, we have organized a screening of One Tree Three Lives, a documentary about legendary writer Hualin Nieh Engle on Saturday November 10th at 6pm at the Asia Society (725 Park Ave). There will be a Q&A with Hualing Nieh Engle (via Skype), film director Angie Chen and IWP Director Christopher Merrill (in-person). We would like to invite you to join us for this exciting cinematic event. The film chronicles the exciting life of Hualin Nieh Engle, the famous novelist and essayist, who founded the International Writing Program (IWP) at the University of Iowa with her late husband, the poet Peter Engle. Born in China, Nieh left for Taiwan in 1949 at the end of the Civil War between the Communists and Nationalists. She eventually moved to Iowa in 1964 where she surrounded herself in a vibrant literary culture. In 1976, to honor their role in promoting exchange among international artists, 300 writers advanced the Engles for the Nobel Peace Prize. The pair was officially nominated by US Ambassador at Large Averill Harriman, and Nieh also received Award for Fiction, …

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Top Bands from Taiwan to Play at 2012 CMJ Music Marathon

In this year’ CMJ music marathon, three top groups from Taiwan will be performing on Thursday, October 18th, from 8:00-10:15pm, at Union Square Ballroom (27 Union Square West)(Free admission). The performers include successful pop-rock band, Chemical Monkeys; two-time winner of the Golden Melody Award, hip-hop band Da Mouth; and alt/punk- rock sensations, 831. All three bands, while specializing in different genres of music, represent the new and exciting work that is currently being produced in Taiwan. In addition to their performance, the members of all three bands will be at NYU’s Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South) on the mornings of October 16-18 from 10:00-11:00am to meet with the public. Their appearances will be curated by Jean Hsiao Wernheim and Ed Yen, executives at the famous Taiwanese A-peer Music Holding group. Finally, on Friday, October 19th, there will be a CMJ panel discussion at the NYU Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South, Room 405) from 3:30-4:30pm titled “Hitting the Digital Jackpot: China’s Trillion Dollar Music Platform.” The panelists, which will include Ms. Wernheim and Mr. Yen, will discuss the potential of the Chinese market for the music industry, how Taiwanese and other artists are influencing what music is heard in …

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Pixilerations [V.9]

Gallery Location Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, Cohen Gallery at Brown University 154 angell Street, Providence, RI Opening: October 11-21, 2012, noon-6pm Artist’s talk: Thursday, October 11, 2012 4:00 pm chung-Kun Wang, Zih-jing Wei and Jie-Lin Zhuang More information: www.first-works.org/firstworks-pages/firstworks-festival-pixilerations-01.php CHUNG-KUN WANG Kong. Qi – installation (2009) Acrylic, Solenoid Valve, Pneumatic Cylinder, Air Compressor Taipei (Taiwan) Description: The series works of “Kong.Qi”are created to find other possible ways to discuss the human’s sense toward sound apart from hearing. Sound comes from vibration, and transmits through specific media, and“air”is the premier medium for hearing. However, through our daily life experiences, we are able to find out we can sense the sound not only from hearing, but also through other body parts that feels the sound, such as the floor vibration when a truck passes by, or the low-frequency sound waving in a concert. What’s so interesting about sounds is that one can be conscious of its awareness on the instant. This series of “touchable-sounds” works titled “Kong.Qi” transform sounds into another touchable substance by installing numerous valves. Bio: Born in 1982, Taipei-based Wang Chung-Kun works across media art in the development of sound, sculpture, video, kinetic art and installation. He …

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2012 SILK AND BAMBOO MUSIC CONCERTS

Taiwan Academy in New York 1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY10017 Tel: 212-697-6188 Sunday, August 19, 2:00PM Shih-hua Yeh , Guqin & Guzheng Tim Liu , Dizi Pei-wei Lo , Yangqin Wen Chang, Erhu Cherry Huang, Guzheng Bensen Huang, Guzheng Free Admission To reserve a spot, please contact: suling46@gmail.com Click below image to download the event poster.

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2012 TAIWANESE LITERATURE FILM SCREENING TOUR

This year, the Taipei Cultural Center and National Museum of Taiwan Literature are proud to present the first-ever U.S. film series to showcase films based on works of fiction by Taiwanese authors. Showings of Love’s Lone Flower, The Moon Also Rises, and The Song of Cha-tian Mountain—based on works by Pai Hsien-yung(Kenneth Pai), Li Ang, and Chung Chao-cheng respectively—will be followed by a discussion with an intention to deepen American viewers’ understanding of the films and widen their appreciation of Taiwanese film and literature. Love’s Lone Flower, dir. Jui-Yuan Tsao, based on the novel by Pai Hsien-yung In Love’s Lone Flower, based on Pai Hsien-yung’s “Taipei People,” Anita Yuen stars as Yuenfang, a refugee originally from Shanghai who escapes the city to Taiwan following the Communists’ 1949 victory in the Chinese civil war. She works as a restaurant hostess, where she becomes a mentor for Juanjuan (Lilly Hsiao), who reminds her of a previous lover, Wubao (Angelica Lee), who died during their escape to Taiwan. However, Juanjuan falls for a guest at the restaurant, a crude gangster named Ko, and they enter into a life of violence and drugs, leaving Yuenfang to come to terms with the fact that she …

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