Taiwan Fun Magazine, August 2002

Alt Bites:

By Selena Huang Translated by Lisa Chiu

Eslite Bookstore Basement Festival
Time: 8/9-9/1 Every Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 pm
Place: Basement 2, Eslite Bookstore, Tun-nan Branch
Tel: 0800 019-977

       A series of plays featuring alternative stage formats based on traditional Beijing opera, modern drama and western musicals will take place at Eslite Bookstore this month. The first is "Macbeth, the Puppet" directed by Xiao-Ping Lee, and with only two actors to portray the original Shakespearean characters. Following will be "Eden", a story about two homosexual men presented by The Party Theatre Group. The third play, "When River Meets the Ocean", is a summertime love story performed by actors from Taiwan and New York. The last performance is "Single Room" which is sure to spark a new generation of performing artists.

Myxomycity: The Prime of Taiwan Contemporary Architecture
Time: Until 9/22
Place: Museum of Modern Arts, Exhibition halls 101-103 and outside exhibition area
Tel: (02) 2552-3721

       Myxomycity is a compelling architectural event exploring the powerful relationship that links structures, materials and mankind. That relationship can be fragile at times. Yet even in destruction and death, construction and regrowth reappear in testament to the powerful bond. Three of Taiwan's leading architects contribute to Myxomycity. The works of Yin-Chun Hsieh, fueled by rebuilding efforts following the 921 Earthquake, reveal the artist's concerns for those who were left homeless. Wei-Li Laio offers an architectural interpretation of Taiwan's natural resources. And, Shao-Chen Cheng's work reminds us all to stay in touch with Mother Nature.

Portal-David Copperfield
Showtime: 8/9 8 pm; 8/10 1 pm, 4:30 pm, 8 pm; 8/11 1 pm, 4:30 pm, 8 pm
Place: Lin Kao Stadium
Tel: (02) 2341-9898

       David Copperfield achieved world-wide fame by walking through the Great Wall of China and making the Statue of Liberty disappear. He'll be in Taiwan to work his magic once again with, "Portal" which debuted in 2002. Times magazine- New York awarded Cooperfield the title, "magical genius of the century". In seconds, you'll become a part of the search for a secret tunnel from Taipei to the other side of the world. Hard to believe? Come see for yourself at the Lin Kao Stadium.