In a unique blend of awe-inspiring virtuosity of Beijing Opera acting style and visually stunning Western stagecraft, the celebrated Taiwanese actor Wu Hsing-kuo adapts themes and relationships from Shakespeare’s monumental tragedy of power and deception, King Lear. Delivering a one man tour de force, Wu Hsing-kuo simultaneously depicts multiple characters, from the maniacal Lear and his ally Gloucester, to his evil, grasping daughters and the pitiful, lonely Fool.
The 2012–2013 VIVA! & Gala season launches on Friday, October 26 with a high-energy, interactive performance by Inca Son (Sound of the Inca). Audience members will have the unique chance to hear and see the traditional music, dance, and attire of an ancient Andean culture renowned for its vibrancy and sophistication.
By Cindy Fink Director of Marketing and Communications Performance and music are a major part of the museum’s annual Summer Solstice Party, this year happening on Saturday, June 25 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Exciting, eclectic music never stops once it starts at the party, and it’s no easy feat to organize all. So, we caught up with Tom Welsh, who masterfully envisions and secures the performance lineup, to ask him for a bit of insight into his work on the party. Q.