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CLOUD GATE 2016 U.S. TOUR

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. 01.22~23, 2016/UC Berkeley Zellerbach Hall, CA 01.29-31, 2016/The Music Center, LA 02.02/UC Santa Barbar, The Granada Theatre, CA …

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2016 Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concert

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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Open Call for Residency Unlimited 2016

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。

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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Li Ang and her “Lost Garden” with the Translators: Sylvia Lin and Howard Goldblatt

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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Stanley Fung’s ‘Saint Anonymous’ to be on display in New York Dec. 3-30, 2015

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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BAM Cinématek presents Chung Mong-hong, A retrospective of the Taiwanese auteur, Nov 30—Dec 2

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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Fall 2015 Taiwan Film Series — Discovering Taiwan: Three Taiwanese Films lead to discover the beauty of Taiwan

It is our pleasure to announce that Taiwan Academy of TECO in New York will launch its 2015 Taiwan Film Series with the title “Discovering Taiwan”, which includes 1 feature film and 2 documentaries as follows: 1. Beyond Beauty- TAIWAN FROM ABOVE(Documentary, 2013, 93 min) 6:30 pm, Thursday, September 24th 2. Bird Without Borders- Black-faced Spoonbills (Documentary, 2009, 60 min) 6:30 pm, Thursday, October 15th 3. Fishing Luck(Feature Film, 2005, 96 min) 6:30 pm, Wednesday, November 18th, please RSVP here Lanyu is a beautiful place; clean environment, great view, and even the people are pure. The island is not very connected to Taiwan; all the main resources on the island are shipped. People on the island were born to wait, such as waiting for the flying fishing season to come. The flying fish season is very important for the inhabitants of the island, it has affected the island’s culture and people and many oceanic culture and taboos were also derived from it. The camera, the film’s narrative sets up a series of contrasts that invoke various social issues: the cultural differences between Han people and Tao aboriginals, the gap between the modern city and the pre-modern tribe. What the film …

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Taiwan’s U-Theatre returns to BAM with percussive choreopoem Beyond Time, Nov 19—21

Meditative exploration of man’s relationship to the universe combines traditional Taiwanese drumming and folk music with contemporary dance theater. Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan Bloomberg Philanthropies is the Season Sponsor Beyond Time US Premiere U-Theatre Directed by Liu Ruo-yu Composed and choreographed by Huang Chih-chun Set and lighting design by Lin Keh-hua Costume design by Tim Yip Video design by Hsu Yi-chun BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (30 Lafayette Ave) Nov 19—21 at 7:30pm Tickets start at $20 Taiwan’s beloved U-Theatre returns to BAM with Beyond Time, a visual and auditory spectacle that reflects on man’s relationship to the universe. Traditional Taiwanese drumming and folk music meld with contemporary dance-theater and martial arts, infusing the performance with reverence and ceremony. The music encompasses a gamut of sounds from rapid taiko-style drumming to plaintive folk music performed with vocals and traditional instruments like Chinese zither, flute, and pitched gongs. The production features imaging technology, projections, and mirrored flooring, creating immersive 4D effects that envelope the audience. Thunderous drumming, Tibetan throat singing, and swirling sacred dance movements combine with these elements to create an experience that transcends the constraints of intellectual thought. About the Artists …

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2015 Taiwan Rising Stars Classical Music Concert

Taiwan Academy Presents NEW ASIA CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY Sunday, November 15, 2015, 2:00 PM TECO (1 East 42 Street, New York NY10017) Free Admission, RSVP required, or please e-mail to 0573@tpecc.org ※The concert is already fully booked. Online RSVP is closed. Please come and join the waitlist if you are interested in it. Program Joaquín Turina (1882–1949): Piano Quartet, Op. 67 Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924): Piano Quartet No.2 in G minor, Op. 45 Johannes Brahms (1833–1897): Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Op. 60 Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin Wei-Yang Andy Lin, viola Nan-Cheng Chen, cello Tzu-Yi Chen, piano New Asia Chamber Music Society: “…make music with sense of pleasure and spontaneity.” “…comprised of many young and gifted players, is an impressively organized and professional group” – New York Concert Reviews Propelled by a shared passion for classical chamber music and profound respect for the works written by the composers of our time, the New Asia Chamber Music Society was founded in 2010 by an idealistic group of young Asian-American virtuosi, graduated from America’s most prestigious music schools, including The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute. Members of NACMS including Wei-Yang Andy Lin, Tien-Hsin Wu, Nan-Cheng Chen and Tzu-Yi Chen will …

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