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Fun Magazine, November 2002
Translated by Melanie Hou
Date: until November 10
Location: Taipei Gallery (181 Sec 3 Chung Sang N Rd.,
Taipei). Exhibition Room D - Basement
Price: Adult NT$35, Confession NT$15
Absolute Vodka, from Sweden, is sponsoring a major modern
art exhibition in Taipei entitled, "Absolute Expression".
Over sixty pieces by international artists and designers
from 20 countries will be on display including paintings,
sculpture, photography, furniture, films and posters. Works
span several decades and represent well-known greats - Andy
Warhol, Keith Haring, Versace among others. The exhibition
will also feature Hong Dong Lu, the first Taiwanese artist
to be included in the Absolute ranks. Absolute usually stages
shows at their private galleries in Paris and New York.
This is a "first" for Taipei.
Fong Performance: "Northern Light"
Date: November 1 (7:30pm); November 2 (2:30pm &
7:30pm); November 3 (2:30pm & 7:30pm); November
7 (7:30pm); November 8 (7:30pm); November 9 (2:30pm
Location: National Theater
Tel: (02) 2938-2005
"Northern Light", a comedy about first love set
in the 1970's, takes the audience back to sweet and tender
moments of adolescence when young love is fresh and new,
and the passion is exciting. Ping Fong's lead actor, Lee
Kuo Hsio, portrays a playboy alongside lead starlets Wan
Fan, Yang Li Yin and Yau Shun Gin; Tsun Kuo Tsun assumes
a comic role. Stage designs include great visual effects,
combining Impressionistic-like lighting and hi-tech surrealism.
This performance is "Northern Lights" debut in
Tuo Luo of Life
Date: 7:30 pm November 6 & 10 (7:30pm)
Location: Hwa San Art and Literature District
Price: Adult NT$450, Student NT$350
Tel: (02) 2784-1011
"Mang Tuo Luo of Life" is Tie Gu Dance Group's
first performance. The natural rhythms of the dancers release
an inner spiritual energy; their movements appear exaggerated
on stage and range from soft fluid natural forms to wild
animal-like gyrations. The choreography is presented in
four inspirational themes - "Birth", "Desire",
"Awakening", "Heaven" - to suggest a
whole life and universal mind experience. Tie Gu Dance Group
has been invited to perform at the Joyce Theater, an important
venue for modern dance in the United States.