Following the works K24 and Q&A, talented storyteller TSAI Pao-chang presents the epic The Book of Fate Trilogy One: The Lost Wings. Forced into the sex trade as a stowaway, the heroine struggles with yearnings for her mother and increasing illusions in her mind before discovering her unusual powers. Seeking to recreate the realms of heaven, earth, and the underworld, this production employs a nonlinear narrative to impart the journey of a hero's return, addressing issues of discrimination against differences in religion, race, class, or sexual orientation.
Grantee: Pao-Chang Tsai
Inspired by Japanese conceptual artist On Kawara, NTCH Artist-in-Residence Baboo teams up with visual artist CHOU Yu-cheng for this third installment of the director's Visual Art and Theater series. Set in a transitional time and space, the production re-investigates the geography in our daily lives. By incorporating important current events, personal experience, and collective memory, Caged Time presents a juxtaposition of reality and recreations, scenery and spectacles, changing sites and fluidity of relationships, to construct this landscape narrative of a parking garage.
Formosa: the Beautiful. In the 16th century, when approaching the coast of a verdant island, the Portuguese sailors exclaimed with admiration, "Formosa,” later to be the former name of Taiwan. Inspired by the abstract beauty born from land and lore, Lin Hwai-min's new creation FORMOSA for Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan uses gesture, script and song to create a lustrous universe--a playground of love and life, mediated by tragedy, hope, and rebirth--against a backdrop projected with Chinese characters coming together and breaking down like waves to imply writing as a precarious vehicle for memories. A coproduction of National Performing Arts Center – National Theater & Concert Hall, Taiwan, R.O.C.; National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), Taiwan, R.O.C.; Sadler's Wells, London, UK; Theatre de la Ville – Paris, France; and Carolina Performing Arts, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA; FORMOSA is already scheduled to be presented in USA, Germany, UK, France, Portugal, Russia and more in 2018 and 2019.
Grantee: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre