National Centre for the Performing Arts
Beyond Time, by the U-Theatre of Taiwan, China, is an unforgettable mix of traditional martial arts, contemporary choreography, energetic oriental percussion, tai chi, dance and meditation techniques. The dancers and musicians experience every performance as an intense physical and spiritual journey, somewhere between meditative concentration, intense self-control and explosive dynamism. In front of the audience, an entrancing and remarkably poised oriental ritual plays out, in which movement, music, sound, light and dance come together harmoniously in a fascinating total spectacle. U-Theatres give us an extraordinary and intriguing insight into the Taiwanese take on the world, culture and beauty.
Artistic Director/Director: Liu Ruo-yu
Musical Director/Composition/Choreography: Huang Chih-chun
Scenography/Lighting Design: Lin Keh-hua
Video: Hsu Yi-chun
Costume Design: Timmy Yip
Residing on a remote hillside near Taipei, enabling deep contemplation and physical training, U-people call forth the inner truths of "dance/non-dance" and "one-stroke drumming" through their restrained movements and impeccable percussion technique, developing this illuminating oeuvre over four years.
Asia's renowned lighting designer Lin Keh-hua, multimedia artist Hsu Yi-chun, nomad singer Wang Cheng, Taiwan's top creative talents to take you on a timeless journey in celebration of the awe-inspiring moments in life!
NCPA has kept at enriching the artistic air of its public space via various forms such as splendid theme exhibitions, art-experiencing activities and Open Day aiming at spreading the charm of arts among public.
What beneath the special exhibitions in an arts palace?
Let the theme arts exhibitions bring you into a world of performing arts.
The Fifth Space
The Fifth Space, that's what we call our various public areas.
With mini shows and concerts, let's enjoy a unique arts experience.
Audiovisual Shop aims high to emerge as "palace in classical record industry". In echo with visiting masters and artists performing in NCPA. The shop converges about a total of 1,000 types of international top artists' record CDs and DVDs within a wide range of artistic categories. It is dedicated to all-round and top-quality services for art enthusiasts.
The Western Cuisine, integrating exquisite cuisine, elegant decoration with resplendent landscape, invites you to appreciate the magnificent architecture while enjoy delicious food.
The Cafés provide over 90 categories of nutritious and healthy fast foods, including NCPA Coffee, Artist Coffee, salads and other refreshments for you to enjoy.
Tuesday-Sunday & National Holidays: 9:00-17:00 admission before 16:30
Opera Festival Theme Tickets
RMB 30 / person at the Box Office
Family Package: RMB 55 or RMB 88