Time, Date, and Venue
◇ 2020/12/05 sat. 14:30-16:30
◇ 2020/12/06 sun. 14:30-16:30
◇ Venue：3102 Multi Hall, Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center
◇ Length：70 minutes (no intermission)
◇ Ticket Price：NT$500
◆ With Chinese subtitles
◆ The shows will be recorded
◆ Q&A session after the evening show on 2020/12/05
About the Performance
"The Life of Du" is a legendary Tang Dynasty tale about Du Zichun. After several bankruptcies Du, the son of an official from a rich family, rejects the world of material things in search of immortality. A leap through time, illusion, and reality, the story questions and introspects about human nature. Hao Theater combines the tradition of Peking Opera, shadow theater, and modern collage projection to create a new experimental narrative and a mystical, ever-changing landscape. Taiwan's leading female laosheng [old male characters in the style of Peking Opera] TSOU TZU AI depicts with precision every shift in Du Zichun's mood. As Du interacts with the worlds of light and shadow, "The Life of Du" travels between the fantastical and the human realms to render Du Zichun's multiplicitous incarnations.
The Performing Group│Hao Theater
Hao Theater was established in 2005 with the vision of creating good plays, good perspectives, and a good world. Hao Theater's work is oriented towards interdisciplinary cooperation, experimentation, and reflection on the nature of humanity. Their inaugural performance of "Time Slipping Through Fingers" at the 2017 Asia-Pacific Traditional Arts Festival invited master of glove puppetry Chen Xihuang and young performers to share the stage, demonstrating Hao Theater's success at combining traditional and modern aspects to interpret the world of puppet theater. Hao Theater continues to create a platform for artists from different fields to co-create good works: fulfilling both real life applications and the unfolding of art.
Hao Theater was established in 2005 with a developmental vision to create good plays, good perspectives, and a good world, with works oriented toward interdisciplinary cooperation, experimentation, reflection on the nature of humanity, societal feedback and effort. Their inaugural performance of "Time Slipping Through Fingers" at the 2017 Asia-Pacific Traditional Arts Festival invited master of glove puppetry Chen Hsi-Hwang and young stage performers to share a stage, showing the success of Hao Theater displays when combining traditional and modern theater to interpret the inner world of puppet theater. In the future, Hao Theater will strive to become a platform for theater production that invites workers from each artistic field together to produce good works of art that are workable in life and that unfold in art.
Organizer：National Center for Traditional Arts
Advisor：Ministry of Culture
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