Taiwan’s Weiwuying recognized at International Architecture Awards 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) has won an award in the Museums and Cultural Buildings category of the International Architecture Awards 2020 (IAA)....

Taiwan's 'Turandot' biggest performance of the year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A performance of Puccini's opera "Turandot" by the National Kaohsiung Weiwuying (衛武營) Center for the Arts, on Friday night (Aug. 28) was the "world'...

Online, real-world cultural events planned for Labor Day break

Several cultural events have been planned in Taiwan for over the Labor Day weekend, both online and in the real world, as organizers contemplate appropriate ways to stay connected with audiences amid ...

Taiwan's HTC creates VR work inspired by Song Dynasty painting

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Palace Museum has launched a new media art exhibition that features a virtual reality (VR) version of a renowned painting from the Song Dynasty and is underwa...

AIT sponsors US high school students to visit Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to celebrate educational and cultural exchanges as part of its 40th anniversary, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) has sponsored a group of American students...

Foreign tourists to enjoy 'buy 1, get 1 free' deal on Taiwan's HSR until Jan. 20, 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A special "buy one, get one free' discount for foreign tourists who take Taiwan's High Speed Rail (HSR) trains to Taichung and areas further south will run until J...

Vienna Boys’ Choir to grace Taiwan in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Vienna Boys' Choir is visiting Taiwan for the 15th consecutive year and will stage performances in October. With a history of over 520 years, the Vienna-based c...

Cloud Gate and Tao Dance Theater prepare fitting encore for Lin Hwai-min in Taipei

Taipei (Taiwan News) — Cloud Gate and Tao Dance Theater will exchange dancers as Cloud Gate founder Lin Hwai-min (林懷民) presents his last show in an October tour that will stop in Kaohsiung, Taip...

Taiwan's Performing Arts Alliance forums aimed at sparking public interest in arts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Many people may find performing arts hard to understand. For those people, the Performing Arts Alliance (PAA) is launching performing arts cultural forums at four cities in...

Taiwanese musicians turn classic literature into modern theatrical musical

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese musician Harlem Yu (庾澄慶) launches theatrical performance of “Journey to the West- Uprise of the Young Devil” to commemorate the 30th anniversary of h...

OISTAT headquarters to remain in Taiwan until 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A signing ceremony on Tuesday (May 28) guaranteed the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) headquarters will remain in ...

Taiwan’s Could Gate 2 launches '22° Lunar Halo' at National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan dance troupe Cloud Gate 2 (雲門2) is set to perform its latest work, titled “22° Lunar Halo” (毛月亮), featuring music from Iceland’s Sigur Ró...

Taiwan’s Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe to perform in Australia, New Zealand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwu Ancient Ballads Troupe (TABT) from Taiwan will be staging performances at the WOMADelaide in Australia, and WOMAD New Zealand in March. A pre-event concert wi...

New York Times praises Taiwan performing arts center in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, also known as Weiwuying (衛武營), is a “living room for culture,” the New York Times wrote Tuesday, quoting Francine Houben,...

The Guardian names Taiwan as a Top 40 destination for 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - British newspaper The Guardian has selected Taiwan as one its must-visit destinations for the New Year, praising the Weiwuying (衛武營) cultural center in Kaohsiung in particular. ...