About 2018 Stage for the Up-and-Coming Talent Series
The project provides stage performance opportunities for promising artists of traditional operas at home. At this joint performance series, up-and-coming talents of Beijing opera, Taiwanese opera, Hakka opera, Luantan opera, and Bangzi opera are invited to go on stage and share finely hone performing skills with their peers and the audience. It is hoped that budding performers will be motivated to unleash more of their potential on stage and grow into stars of tomorrow.
The Performing Group│Qing Mei Yuan Luantan Opera Troupe
The Qing Mei Yuan Luantan Opera Troupe’s efforts in the realm of traditional arts and culture focus on preserving and promoting the distinctive Luan-tan genre of Taiwanese opera. The troupe was registered in 2016 by Cheng I-pei and all members have been personally recruited and trained by the troupe’s director Pan Yu-jiao. The members of this highly respected troupe, 24 years old on average, are deeply passionate about the Luan-tan art form. Under Pan Yu-jiao’s steady tutelage, the troupe has staged many Luan-tan opera classics.
The show times are as follows:
Qiu Hu Plays a Joke on His Wife
The narrative picked up on the story of QIU HU, a military officer, who after years away from home, had taken leave to visit his family. On a road near his home village, he saw his wife LUO SHI, who didn’t immediately recognize him. Seeing a chance to test her faithfulness, he tricked her. LUO SHI angrily refuses and go home instantly. Only after he arrived at their doorstep did she realize that the lecher she had met earlier that day was none other than her husband. Emotionally conflicted, she patched up the relationship with her husband only after the adamant intervention of her mother-in-law.
Performers／ HU Yu-sheng／QIU HU
Born in 1991, he graduated from National Taiwan College of Performing Arts amd majored in Chou (clown character). Now he studies in Taipei University of the Arts. This time, he learned the role QIU HU from PAN Yu-jiao.
When Yu-sheng in university, he studied Luan-tan opera works including Su-Wu the Shepherd, Caught Alive, and The Equipment Room under Yu-ying Liu.
He formally joined Rom Shing HOT in 2015 as an apprentice of PAN Yu-jiao. Over the past three years, he has performed in Cutting the Melon, East of the River, Tianshui Pass, The Wine Seller, Dadeng Hall, Releasing Geese, and The Three Tests and taught The Wine Seller to the Lichun Club in Changhua County with PAN Yu-jiao. Last year, he perform Cutting the Melon who went off splendidly and won acclaim in Australia and Los Angeles.
Performers／ WU Dai-chen／LUO SHI (QIU HU’s wife)
Dai-zhen born in 1992. Majored in QingYi (mid-aged female character type). Dai-zhen first learned about Luan-tan opera in university, when she studied for the Wu-pai (including five pieces) of Zhaojun hefan. under LIU Yu-ying. Now she studies in National Taipei University of Arts. She joined Rom Shing HOT in 2015 under the apprenticeship of PAN Yu-jiao. Dai-zhen has studied for the roles of LEE SAN NIANG in The Fighting Fool, LUO SHI in Departing the City, SHE SAI HUA in The Yin-Yang Society, LIU CHAN in Tianshui Pass, WANG BAO CHUAN in Dadeng Hall, and WANG BAO CHUAN in Releasing Geese.
About the Performance Schedule
This year there are a total of eight performances, and each performance comprises three one-act plays presented by different performing groups.
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Length: About 90 minutes for each performance (without intermission)
Venue: Experimental Theatre
1. Chinese and English subtitles are provided.
2. Each performance will be recorded.
Ticket Prices: NT$400/600 for each performance (reserved seating)
Organizer: National Center for Traditional Arts
Advisor: Ministry of Culture
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* The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the event program.