Island connection: Body online
Connection is the beginning of emotion for humans. Dance is a frequency that human bodies share. This island is where we live and where we connect with humans from other places in the world.
Love for God and Homeland—A Musical Gift of CHEN Su-ti
Son of the gifted CHEN Ying-lin, CHEN Su-ti was full of talent. And with the large stature and hands characteristic of his family, he advanced with great speed. Over time, the music he produced ceased being just Western and started exhibiting his own unique ideas.
Why Is Don Carlo a Must-See? (part II)
In the previous article, I discussed how the Théâtre Impérial de l'Opera in Paris invited VERDI to write Don Carlo, which was based on Friedrich SCHILLER's opera by the same name about a historical incident in the Spanish court. The most common of VERDI's versions are the five-act French one and the four-act Italian one. But to really understand VERDI's wholehearted effort and the true appeal of the opera, we must understand the format of the piece—the celebrated genre of grand opera.
Why Is Don Carlo a Must-See? (part I)
"If I had to choose only one of VERDI's operas to be preserved, it would be Don Carlo."
Close our eyes to fully experience a submerged soundscape! Interview with SAKURAI Koji, music director of Deep Lake Man
SAKURAI Koji is not just a musician. He enjoys cooking and making desserts at home in his free time; he’s also known for pronouncing the Chinese word for “like” (xihuan) in the cute way (xifan)! This Mid-Autumn Festival at Weiwuying, he will present the musical Deep Lake Man.
Meeting People Who Just Want to Dance in Kaohsiung
It was not until we did Bolero in Kaohsiung that I realized there are actually so many people in Kaohsiung who enjoy watching contemporary dance but had just not had any opportunities to see it! I also found out that many more people than I had imagined like to dance, including freestyle dancing.
Opera: Blooming Garden of Countless Fragrances Taipei Opera Theater’s 50th Anniversary Concert
You might be wondering, how can opera possibly relate to everyday life?
The body talks! Embracing the uniqueness of oneself and others, becoming freer and more complete
During the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020, the Dance South project initiated by three cities in Taiwan and Spain made a change of plans by turning to the Internet, where it conducted online exchanges on dance choreography creation and adopted a new model of learning to deepen the connection between artists and institutions from different countries.