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About the Performance
Created by 18th-century female novelist Chen Duansheng at the age of 17, Love Reincarnated is a piece of work that has been widely adapted into different types of traditional operas. Among them, one of the most famous adaptations is the work by Cloudy Black Cat. In this production, the performing group will present some of the most fascinating acts in the adaption, including “Shooting the Willow Tree and Fighting for the Gown”, “Leaving a Painting and Saying Goodbye to the Family”, “Reunion between Mother and Daughter”, “Touring the Imperial Garden”, and “Taking off the Boot and Checking the Identity”—the last two being the most popular classics. How will the Emperor and Meng Lijun flirt and express their affection for each other? Will Meng Lijun fall head over heels for the talented and charming Mongol Emperor in the end?
The Performing Group│Yafen Taiwanese Opera Troup
The Yafen Taiwanese Opera Troup was founded in August 2003. Under the leadership of Hsu Ya-fen, it strives to pass down the art of Taiwanese opera while also exploring new possibilities. The troupe cultivates talent, and it is very active on the performance and lecture circuit, holding concerts, and releasing CDs and DVDs, so as to systematically popularize and preserve Taiwanese opera. While the troupe retains the essence of traditional Taiwanese opera in its performances, it blends in contemporary themes to keep up with the times and make it more relevant to today’s audiences. In 2009, the troupe’s DVD work Dharma Master Wu-Da’s Penance was shortlisted for the Best Traditional Music Album and the Best Interpretation Award at the Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music. In 2010, its Enlightened Encounters with the Kitchen God was awarded the Best Traditional Music Album at the 21st Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music. And in 2016, its King of the State of Qin was shortlisted for the Best Audiovisual Album at the Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music.
Organizer: National Center for Traditional Arts
Co-organizer: Yafen Taiwanese Opera Troup, Taiwan Traditional Art Promotion Association
Advisor: Ministry of Culture
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