The Most Brilliant Thing: Being Captured by Theater
I was actually not into interactive performances for a long time and frequently felt alienated by even those full of positive energy, but one such piece, Every Brilliant Thing, changed my view of why theater is still so important in contemporary society over the past few years. This plain, simple, yet strongly therapeutic one-man show seems to remind me (us) of why we need to sit with a bunch of strangers to watch performances and share our feelings.
Drama is revolutionary
German theater director Thomas OSTERMEIER and popular young French writer Édouard LOUIS joining forces is the perfect choice that was clearly meant to be.
Why You Shouldnt Miss "Der Freischütz", Germany's First Romantic Opera
Soon after two major German operas—MOZART’s "The Magic Flute" (1791) and BEETHOVEN's "Fidelio" (1814)—Dresden court composer Carl Maria VON WEBER spent three years meticulously writing his own, "Der Freischütz", which he completed in 1820.
What's Further Away than Youth?
Courville is the latest work of Quebecer Robert LEPAGE, who is known as a "wizard of modern theater direction." He has always astonished audiences with his amazing degree of creativity and highly technical stagecraft. The dazzling visual aspect is always what first pulls people into the performance, and though it may seem wild at times, he indeed includes thoughts he wishes to share. While playing with and overturning format, he provides multiple and completely new perspectives from which to look at life and the world.
A Rough Ride to the Perfect Ending
Fox Tales made history at its 2009 debut as the most romantic, fantastical contemporary Peking opera from Taiwan. With the story’s structural flexibility, today’s production team decided to retell it with the enhancement of 4Dviews and multimedia. Originally, it was to show at the Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center in Taipei and the National Taichung Theater, but with all the uncertainty over the past couple of years with Covid, the latter was canceled, making way for showings at Weiwuying!
Opera Portent─Interview with librettist and director Hung Hung
"A totally ordinary tenant leaves, but a truck remains parked there for a year. How did simply wanting to clean out the house end up involving the police, the whole judicial system, and unwritten cultural laws that can't be disregarded?"
What if we could choose whether we were born? Interview with WANG Yueh-chen, writer of Broken Doll the Musical
Broken Doll the Musical is a tearjerker of about 90 minutes long, though it also compels people to laugh at times.
A show that makes you cry is the same as one that makes you laugh because both invite you into unique outlooks on life.
This year's manzai M-1 Grand Prix winner, the comedy duo Nishikigoi, is a riot. Following manzai tradition, they wear suits, but Takashi Watanabe, the tsukkomi (straight man), wears dark apparel: a black jacket and pants (navy blue at times) with a shirt and tie to go with the venue. Meanwhile, Masanori Hasegawa, the boke (funny man), always dresses almost completely in white.