Weiwuying Grand Opening Announced for October 13
National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying), the highly anticipated new performing arts center in Taiwan, will open its door to the public on October 13, announced by CHIEN Wen-pin, Executive and Artistic Director designée. Featuring 171 top artists from Taiwan and around the world, Weiwuying Grand Opening Season presents more than 70 performances and workshops of theater, circus arts, dance, music and interdisciplinary works from October 13 to December 31, 2018. Program tickets is now on sale at Arts Ticket.
2018 marks the opening year of Weiwuying. The Center, transformed from a former military training base, is ready to demonstrate its impeccable art force to the world. At Weiwuying Grand Opening Season, it will present a dynamic program including music, theater and the beloved annual event Circus Platform as well as biennale event Taiwan Dance Platform. Paradise Interrupted, Weiwuying’s first international co-commissioned opera with Lincoln center Festival, Spoleto Festival USA, and Singapore International Festival of Arts will make its debut at the new venue. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Gustavo Dudamel, who conducts in Taiwan for the first time, Mariss Jansons and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the renowned organist Iveta Apkalna will be among the first artists to perform at Weiwuying’s vineyard style concert hall.