Time, Date, and Venue
◇ 2020/11/21 sat. 19:30-20:30
◇ 2020/11/22 sun. 14:30-15:30
◇ Venue：3102 Multi Hall, Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center
◇ Length：60 minutes (no intermission)
◇ Ticket Price：NT$500
◆ The shows will be performed in Taiwanese, with Chinese subtitles
◆ The shows will be recorded
◆ Suitable for those aged 7 and over
About the Performance
Roar with such force that the rebels dare not leave the mountain forests; roar such that it transcends historical fact; roar a Taiwanese model for life that shines in a distinct light.
The word 「虗」, pronounced "hsü", is a word meaning "false" that takes the appearance of a tiger (虎) atop a hill (丘). Inspired by the Tiger Stele on Danlan Old Road and Nakajima Atsushi's novel The Moon Over the Mountain, this play spins a tale about a chance meeting between Taiwanese military official Liu Mingdeng and an art peddler on a stretch of mountain road. Through a blend of modern puppet drama and traditional Chinese opera, the facts and falsehoods of rebel history are spun into fantasy. A man and yet a tiger, a puppet and yet a man, both man and puppet take the stage in a fascinating tale of magical realism.
The Performing Group│Flying Group Theatre
Flying Group Theatre was founded in May of 2004 by Shih Pei-Yu. In Chinese, the words "flying men" (飛人), which comprise a part of the group's name, are a homonym of the word for "inhuman" (非人), in this case meaning puppets. Simultaneously, it describes a theater where artistic creators assemble to walk or "fly" freely. Production standards are oriented toward an interdisciplinary, hybrid spirit produced on a small scale with performance pieces that challenge traditional viewing distances. As such, Flying Group Theatre takes the broadest definition of "puppet", hoping that through their operation and employment, they can transmit the feeling of traditional theatre into inanimate objects (puppets included) into a realm where smallness embodies greatness, and everything becomes a part of the performance.
Performer：Flying Group Theatre
Organizer：National Center for Traditional Arts
Advisor：Ministry of Culture
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