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Theater for the New City Presents The (New) Trial Adapted & Directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li

The (New) Trial Written by Peter Weiss Adapted & Directed by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li as part of Dream Up Festival Tuesday, September 1, 2015 through Sunday, September 6, 2015 At Theater for the New City The Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater 155 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003 New York, NY—After the huge success of Marat/Sade, an experimental play by the celebrated German playwright Peter Weiss (Tony Award and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Broadway production in 1965), a newly formed international theatre ensemble, directed and led by Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li, Artistic Associate of The Living Theatre, will bring Weiss’s last play The New Trial to life. With an original adaptation, titled The (New) Trial, the production is intended as an homage that celebrates Weiss’s 100th birthday and his theatrical legacy. The adaptation will be presented in the genre of experimental theatre in English and German, attempting to re-introduce Weiss’s aesthetics and German post-war theatre to American audiences. The (New) Trial is partially funded by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, and made possible by Label Gray and The Living Theatre. With Weiss’s partisan plays as a magnet, this eclectic ensemble, comprised of actors from across the globe, including …

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Huang Hsin-Chien: the Inheritance

Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is very pleased to present the solo exhibition-Huang Hsin-Chien: the Inheritance held at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University from September 11st through December 20th, 2015. This exhibition features installation of new media art from Taiwanese artist, Huang Hsin-Chien. The installation combines everyday objects with real-time video and virtual stereoscopic computer-generated animation to explore memory, dreams, and what lies beneath the surface of consciousness. The exhibition space will display the four objects, worn leather shoes, a camera, a watch, and dentures in a glass – which were remade based on Huang Hsin-Chien’s memory, then captured by a high-resolution camera. These objects are placed on pedestals with one-way mirrors above them and, similar to an interrogation chamber, behind the mirrors is an observation room. The audience can view the items in the room they’re displayed in, but in the dark room on the other side of the mirrors they can also, wearing 3D glasses, watch real-time images of the objects on 3D projectors as they are captured by cameras. These images merge in real time into virtual 3D images on top of them. These objects are from the old apartment building …

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(中文) 臺灣文學館受贈《文薈》雜誌,華文作家協會王鼎鈞等文學前輩齊聚臺北經文處觀禮

8月21日下午兩點半,華文作家協會會長趙俊邁先生將全套《文薈》雜誌捐贈國立臺灣文學館,由駐紐約臺北文化中心主任游淑靜代表受贈。資深作家王鼎鈞、趙淑俠、趙淑敏、施叔青、周勻之,以及已故文學批評家夏志清先生的夫人王洞女士均蒞臨臺北經文處發表感言,現場並有數十位文友出席觀禮,場面溫馨。   北美華文作家協會成立於1990年,在美加地區共有26個分會約2,000名會員;文學前輩琦君、夏志清、王鼎鈞、鄭愁予、趙淑俠、趙淑敏……等,皆為該協會的會員。《文薈》雜誌即為北美華文作家協會的會刊,2003年由該會秘書長石語年女士獨力編輯出版,以雙月刊的形式發行;係華語文學中水準甚高之純文學刊物。知名作家夏志清、王鼎鈞、馬克任、劉墉、趙淑俠、趙淑敏、叢甦、張純英、周芬娜,以及紐約作家協會會員、社區文友……等,皆曾在這本雙月刊中留下其雋永之作。從黑白到彩色印刷,《文薈》雙月刊見證了北美華文創作的時代變遷,自2003年至2009年9月,在《文薈》出版長達6年的時間裡,共計出版33期。值得一提的是,趙俊邁先生並在捐贈典禮中捐出夏志清先生與琦君女士與趙會長談論《文薈》雜誌的書信手稿,是難能可貴的海外華文文學珍貴史料。   多年以來,《文薈》創辦人石語年女士為在僑社推行華語文學,除致力協會會務,並於2006年創辦文藝講習班「文薈教室」,為學員講授小說、散文、詩、書法、繪畫……等等,為僑社地區開啟文學藝術之風。在石女士於2014年9月辭世後,為紀念她對海外華語文學推廣的貢獻,北美華文作家協會特將全套完整蒐藏的《文薈》雙月刊贈予「國立台灣文學館」,除豐富了該館有關海外文學創作館藏,更為臺灣文學研究提供了一份不可多得的文獻。   文化部所屬國立臺灣文學館為臺灣第一座國家級的文學博物館,除扮演蒐藏、保存及研究臺灣文學的角色外,10餘年來更透過展覽、活動、推廣教育等方式,使文學能親近民眾,帶動文化發展。

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Next Wave Festival 2015 opens with Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan’s Rice, Sep 16—19

The company celebrates its 40th anniversary with a lyrical tribute to the land and the people that nourishes it Brooklyn, NY/August 3, 2015—Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan, “Asia’s leading contemporary dance theatre” (The Times, UK), returns to BAM with Rice, which its Artistic Director Lin Hwai-min choreographed to mark the company’s 40th anniversary. In Rice, a lone dancer enters the dark stage. As he steadily walks across it, dangling a long bamboo stick held horizontally, the back curtain gradually rises to reveal a video image of rain-soaked soil. The video, filmed on location over the full cycle of rice cultivation, transforms the bare stage into the organic rice paddies of Chihshang in southeastern Taiwan. Moving against this sumptuous vista, 24 dancers create a movement-scape that evokes the images of farmers, rice stalks, pollination, water, wind, fire, and the pain and joy of new life. Lin Hwai-min has referenced rice in his previous works, mostly notably Legacy (1978) and Songs of the Wanderers (1994, performed at the Next Wave Festival in 2000). But Rice is more abstract and lyrical. Its movements are a synthesis of Western modern dance, ballet, and martial arts. The alternation of Hakka folk songs, drumming, and …

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Planet IndigenUS 4 will present “Bulareyaung Dance Company” from August 7th to 9th

Planet IndigenUS returns to Harbourfront Centre and Woodland Cultural Centre, its co-producing partner, July 31 – August 9. This contemporary 10-day festival showcases over 300 Indigenous artists from around the globe. Bulareyaung Dance Company is one of them from Taiwan, which is invited to the stages of Harbourfront Centre with its featured works “La Song”. This production is organized by Harbourfront Centre, and is made possible with the support by the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan, and Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York. Bulareyaung Dance Company is going to present Amis Tribe traditional songs and dance – Sa’aniwan Village. Amis tribe is the most populous of all the indigenous tribes of Taiwan. The New Year Ceremony of the Amis is Called Ilisin, which purpose is to venerate the spirits and tribal ancestors as a way of thanking them for their protection and praying for a good harvest in the coming year. The singing and dancing are a necessary element of Ilisin; for the Amis people believe that the more enthusiastic and spectacular their singing and dancing are, the better their crop harvest will be in the year ahead. The form of the singing is that one person leads …

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Urbanism: Transience, Space, Community — Taiwanese Artist Collective Explores Cities in Transition

Pop-up Event Detail: 7PM Pre-show Artist Panel, 8PM to Mid-night Opening Event, Saturday August 1st, 2015 (Free of entrance fee) Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn Kickstarted by two Taiwanese expatriates, artist collective HATCH Series will venture into its second pop-up group exhibition in New York on August 1st, 2015. To celebrate the creative talent of our peers, HATCH aims to create an incubative platform where emerging artists and urban professionals can have an informal space to exhibit their works and strengthen their cross-sector professional network. A part of the overall purpose of HATCH is to explore the unique conditions that inform the work and process of artists living in urban contexts. With this in mind, the second group exhibition HATCH Series No. 2 is dedicated to explore the fluctuating definition of urbanism and how creative community experience such transformation. For HATCH Series No. 2: Between the Concrete, 12 featured artists will be presented in a warehouse-converted loft apartment located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to challenge the boundaries of the conventional white-cube art presentation. Informed by the awareness of a certain temporality and transience – intrinsic to an urban lifestyle – and its impact on urban community and space, we invite artists to critically …

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Mei-Ling Liu and HsiangLu Meng New Work in New York

Curated by Jodi Waynberg, Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc. Presented by Residency Unlimited and Artists Alliance Inc. Supported by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C.) and Taipei Cultural Center in New York Opening Reception: Friday, August 14 from 5-7pm Exhibition Dates: August 14 – September 13, 2015 Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space 120 Essex Street (inside the Essex Market), New York, NY 10002 Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 12-6pm Being Here, an exhibition of recent work by Taiwanese artists Mei-Ling Liu and HsiangLu Meng, curated by Jodi Waynberg. With each artist working in New York for a brief period of time, the city becomes a central character in their new projects: Being and The Imprints of New York. Both artists continue their investigations of the behavioral and material differences between cultures and, through imprinted compositions of discarded recyclables and porcelain clay cast shoes, create a diaristic interpretation of their intersections with the people and substances that make up a new city. From these observations, Liu and Meng compose new images, stories and connections that allow a sense of familiarity in an unfamiliar space. – Jodi Waynberg is the Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc in New York City. Since joining AAI in 2012, Waynberg has curated several group and solo …

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Dancing for the Camera – Artist Talk with PeiJu Chien-Pott, Jye-Hwei Lin, I-Ling Liu and Lois Greenfield

Artist Talk with Lois Greenfield joined by PeiJu Chien-Pott, Jye-Hwei Lin and I-Ling Liu Moderated by Paul Galando Presented by Taipei Cultural Center in New York Supported by Dance Films Association Friday, August 7, 2015 at 6:30PM Taiwan Academy, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York 1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 Extraordinary Taiwanese dancers PeiJu Chien-Pott, Jye-Hwei Lin, and I-Ling Liu share their experience of dancing for the camera, and in conversation with legendary photographer Lois Greenfield who has photographed these dancers for her UPCOMING BOOK, “ MOVING STILL”. The Talk is moderated by Paul Galando, the Founding Director of Tisch Dance and New Media, and supported by Dance Films Association. Dance films by Taiwanese artists Kuo-Heng Huang, Ji-Hong Lee, Jye-Hwei Lin, Wen-Chung Lin, Hsiao-Ying Peng and Yun-Ting Tsai are featured in the Talk. Free Admission RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/wl6xyj3LWV

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Fertility, Blessings and Protection – Taiwanese and Asian Cultures of Baby Carrier

Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is very pleased to present the touring exhibition Fertility, Blessings and Protection – Taiwanese and Asian Cultures of Baby Carrier. This exhibition features collections of Baby Carrier from Taiwan’s National Museum of Prehistory. The second stop of the tour exhibition held at Taiwan Academy in New York from July 29th through September 20th, 2015 with an Opening reception on Thursday, August 6th, 3:00pm, 2015. The so called baby carriers is also know for 「Qiang Bao (襁褓)」. It is a piece of cloth which is used by parents to wrap and carry a baby. Practically, a baby carrier keeps parents’ hands from occupying. Most of all, it provide sense of safety and enhances closeness between babies and parents. It requires numerous stitch works and a lot of attentions to make a piece of exquisite baby carrier. It is an opportunity for a girl to demonstrate her handcraft and needlework among China’s ethnic minorities during their festivals every March of a lunar year because a piece of beautiful and well handcrafted carrier is always the central attention of the festival. While Han people of Taiwan’s barriers often seen consist of two parts, a towel …

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