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About the Performance
Nanguan Experimental Literature Theater -- Gang-a-Tsui Theater Passage to Lo-Jin
Combined with Nanguan, Experimental play Passage to Lo-Jin is adapted from the work of Shih Shu-Ching, the winner of National Awards of Art, whose first novel of Taiwan Trilogy. The main storyline is about, in Qing dynasty, a passing actor Shu Qin visits Taiwan thrice. With the small historical concern, the rise and fall of a city, Lukang, during the period of Jiaqing and Xianfeng has been profoundly spread out.
A theater summons the fading lives that keep being unknown and only exist in the experience hidden deeply in meandering alley. Traditional xiqu and contemporary play are interwoven together and taken apart here. Thus, let us be led back to the old time glory a century former by the unique Quanzhou tone, which diffuses all over the theater.
The Performing Group│Gang-a-tsui Theater
Integrating variety kinds of culture, Gang-a-tsui Theater dedicates to promote Nanguan, the oldest Chinese opera genre and world intangible cultural heritage as well, to the international community, thus makes people world around experience the beauty of both Nanguan and Nanguang Opera. Recent significant productions of Gang-a-tsui Theater include Moon in Your Eyes, the Concert of Nanguan for audiences to hark at the new sound of sophisticated Nanguan (TIFA, 2013) and Flower Picking Mixed Blood, co-produced with Riverbed Theatre in 2013, and elected to France Avignon Festival off in 2014.
Adaptation/ Wu Ming-Lun
Ming-Lun Wu has cooperated with Our Theatre since 2012 and become the troupe’s playwright since 2016. She obtained her MA in Theatre at the National Taiwan University. Her first book, Singing of the Ghosts: A Collection of Six Xiqu Plays, won the 2014 Grant for Promising Writers of the Ministry of Culture and was published in 2014. Her most recent works are Passage to Lojin, produced in 2017 by Yellow Tiger Fleet, and Flower Floating by Wind co-founder by The Chairman, Chio-Tian Folk Drums & Arts Troupe, and VM Theatre Company.
Yu Dien directed the play Pool (no water), written by Mark Ravenhill, as graduation production in 2012.Being a preliminary director based in Taiwan, he has directed three interdisciplinary theater works in 2017.(with a magician, Nanguan/traditional music, wireless system and unilateral headphone to manifest Refugees topic.) Most works of Yu-Dien are triggered by his sensuous feelings and the concept which grew from his thought reflecting social realities.
Producer / Liu Wan-Yi
-M.A., Theater Theory, Taipei National University of Art (in progress).
-B.A., French and Chinese Literature (double major), National Central University.
Wan-Yi joined Gang-a-tsui Theater in 2010 and has learned Nanguan opera in Quanzhou. She mainly sings in Nanguan performance and plays as a percussionist in nanguan opera.
Organizer: National Center for Traditional Arts
Advisor: Ministry of Culture
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