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Fun Magazine, October 2002
By Selena Huang Translated
by Chen Yu-Hua
Dance Sprit of Ireland "Journey to Tir Na Nog"
Time: October 15 to October 17 at 7:30pm
Location: National Chiang Kai Shek Cultural Center
Ticket Price: NT$300 - NT$1500
Contact Number: (02) 2341-9898 ERA Ticket Outlet
"The Spirit of Ireland" is one of the country's
most famous dance troupes, and the Irish reel is one of
the most energetic dance forms. It is a lively blend of
modern and traditional music and movement. The dance is
choreographed to take the audience on a trip through Ireland's
history with an introduction to the country's most beloved
characters. Reel dance master, Daire Nolan and ten protégées,
have popularized the dance throughout the world with their
"Spirit of Ireland" ensemble, and are now introducing
the craze to Taiwan.
Lu-Hao Traditional Chinese Theatre Company's "Tell
Me Lies, Please"
Time: October 17th to October 19th at 7:30pm and October
20th at 2:30pm
Location: National Theatre
Ticket Price: NT$300 - $1200
Contact Number: (02) 2343-1587 National Theater and
Concert Hall Ticketing
This lively drama, performed by the Zhu Lu-Hao Traditional
Chinese Theatre Company, is in keeping with the spirit of
contemporary Taiwan. Traditional Chinese theater is at the
heart of the performance, but the audience can expect many
levels of interpretation. This is Director Lee Xiao Pin's
first production of blending classic opera and modern theater.
Critics give it rave reviews, especially for the surprising
character renditions. Zhu Lu , as "Monkey," trades
a mettlesome demeanor for one that is more cowardly;
Zhu Sen Li portrays a pitiful yet beautiful wife, and Sung
Shao-Chin's enactment as the tricky palace eunuch in "Comic
Dialogue Defeats the Japs" is a first for this actor.
"Tell Me Lies, Please" will keep you entertained.
Mucha, "Splendor of Art Nouveau"
Until November 5th
Location: National Museum of History, 1st Floor
Ticket Price: Adult NT$20, Student NT$10
Contact Number: (02) 2361-1270
Art Nouveau, emerging at the end of the nineteenth century
in Europe and America, provided new perspectives for the
visual arts and architecture. The exhibit focuses on three
separate themes: influences leading up to the Art Nouveau
movement; the introduction of Art Nouveau at the World's
Fair in Paris at the turn of the century when it was lauded
as the "latest" in decorative style; and stylistic
development in Europe and North America. The work of Alphonse
Mucha, which capitalizes on elegant and alluring female
figures, is considered the springboard for modern graphic
design. The exhibit includes posters, painting, jewelry,
mementos, sketches and manuscripts - two hundred thirty
three pieces in all.