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Old Posted Nov 18, 2017, 9:14 AM
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Source: http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiw.../18/2003682490

Weiwuying arts center to open with spectacular show
Sat, Nov 18, 2017
By Diane Baker / Staff reporter



An image from the The First Seeds 3D video and light show that is to be performed at the Weiwuying Center for the Arts in Kaohsiung from Wednesday to Sunday next week is pictured in a handout from Wonders of Art International.Nov 18, 2017
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The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts is to mark the long-awaited completion of the Weiwuying Center for the Arts (衛武營藝術文化中心) with a five-night outdoor performance extravaganza that starts on Wednesday next week.

Construction of the Weiwuying Center, designed by Dutch architect Francine Houben, was finished four years ago, but the interior work was only recently finished.

The Preparatory Office for the Weiwuying Center for the Arts commissioned Taipei-based Wonders of Art International to create a production to celebrate, and the result is The First Seeds, an interactive light sculpture show that combines 3D video mapping projections with live performances and music.

Serina Chen (陳琪), director of Wonders of Art and the Image in Motion Theater Company, which created the multimedia, immersive Window of the City show for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, on Thursday told a news conference in Taipei that The First Seeds will use 18 projectors to project video onto the exterior of the theater complex that faces the southern lawn of Weiwuying Metropolitan Park (衛武營都會公園).

The projections are to cover an area that is 223m wide and 39m high and includes the open-air theater in the building’s roof, said Chen, who is also the director of The First Seeds.

The show will tell the history of the Weiwuying Center, which is in an area that served as a military base during the Japanese colonial era and then became a camp for the Eighth Army in the 1950s.

Years of debate over what to do with the site followed the decommissioning of the camp in 1979, before the government in 2003 decided to turn the 47 hectares into a national performance center and a park.

The Kaohsiung City Government in 2006 launched an international architectural competition to select a designer and developer, which was won by Houben’s Mecanoo architects the following year.

Houben’s design was inspired by the banyan trees on the site and Chen said the performance is subtitled Under the Banyan Trees, as the video projections begin with the flourishing of a single tree that grows into a forest.

The show pays tribute to Kaohsiung’s maritime history, as well as its development into an industrial center and its hope to become a major performance and cultural center, hence the “seed” imagery, Chen said.

The Kaohsiung Children’s Choir, dancer Chang Ya-ting (張雅婷) and 50 other performers are to take part in the show.

There will be three performances of The First Seeds each night, at 7pm, 8pm and 9pm, as well as an interactive art installation created by young artists and students from around Kaohsiung from 5pm to 6:30pm.

While the performances are free, tickets are required to enter the installation area and will be available from information desks set up on the sides of the outdoor theater area.
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Source: https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3383107

Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts in southern Taiwan shows off grandest pipe organ in Asia

The Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts in Kaohisung City, which is slated to open in October, on Wednesday showed off a German-made pipe organ in the Concert Hall, reportedly the grandest such instrument in Asia


By George Liao,Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2018/03/14 21:37



The Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts in Kaohisung City, which is slated to open in October, on Wednesday showed off a German-made pipe organ in the Concert Hall, reportedly the grandest such instrument in Asia.

Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) and Kaohsiung Chen Chu (陳菊) made an inspection tour around the center, which has an area of 10 hectares and consists of four indoors venues: Opera House, Concert Hall, Playhouse, Recital Hall and an open-air theater. Other amenities include outdoor plaza, restaurants, gift shops, multi-purpose room, rooftop observatory and parking space, etc.

The Concert Hall is in vineyard style and houses 2,000 seats, according to an introduction on the Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts website. With the seating on all sides of the concert platform, audience members are positioned in close proximity to artists and able to experience intimate performances, the introduction said.

The acoustic canopy from the ceiling is adjustable so the hall can adapt for different musical performances, using different heights and angles to achieve excellent quality of sound, according to the introduction. During Wednesday’s inspection, a quartet performed in the concert hall with the acoustic canopy lowered, which reportedly had achieved a sound effect like music coming out of headsets.

The pipe organ in the Concert Hall is manufactured by eminent German organ builder Johannes Klais Orgelbau, and the instrument reportedly cost NT$120 million to build. With 9,194 pipes, this pipe organ is reportedly the grandest organ in Asia.


The Johannes Klais Orgelbau built pipe organ (photo by CNA)


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Mecanoo's National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying)

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Weiwuying incorporates five separate state-of-the-art performance spaces, covering a surface area of 35 acres (141,000 sqm) and is set in the spectacular 116-acre (470,000 sqm) subtropical park in the heart of Kaohsiung, making it the world’s largest performing arts center under one roof.
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