• Date

    02/25 (Thu.) 19:30

    02/26 (Fri.) 19:30

    02/27 (Sat.) 14:30

    02/27 (Sat.) 19:30

    02/28 (Sun.) 14:30

  • Venue

    National Theater

  • Production

    Christian Jost
    Rundfunkchor Berlin

  • Price

    NT$ 500 800 1200 1600 2000 2500 3000

Encounter of Love Poems from the East and West
A Beautiful Love Epic Traveling Across Time and Space

Directed by Founder of the U-Theatre Liu Ruo-yu and composed by Berlin composer Christian Jost, Lover is a brand-new creation of music-dance-theatre of international collaborations that deals with the eternal motif of human emotions. Through Taichi’s Sanshou (aka. free hands), Liu Ruo-yu identifies the common language to express the uncertainty and ambiguity of desires between lovers. By the contrast of conservative Chinese poetry and E. E. Cummings’ passionate love poems, a universal value is found between the seemingly distinct, and even contradicted, perspectives to “love.” Rundfunkchor Berlin is a regular guest at all the major festivals and the chosen partner of international orchestras and conductors. The choir is the permanent partner of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The exceptional breadth of its repertoire, its stylistic and richly nuanced sound all contribute to making it one of the world’s outstanding choral ensembles. With a team of about 100 people, Rundfunkchor Berlin, along with the U-Theatre, presents a love epic that travels not only across time and space but also literature and music. After its stunning premiere in Germany in 2014, Lover has caused a great sensation in the world.

Director|Liu Ruo-yu

Founder and artistic director of the U-Theatre, Liu is dedicated to promoting the Contemporary Physical Training Method, that combines the embodiment of Tao (self-improvement) and Art (the learning of techniques and artistic skills) to train a versatile performer.

Composer|Christian Jost

In 2009, his opera Hamlet was praised as the “World Premiere of the Year” in the German and Austrian region. Christian Jost has been commissioned by such leading orchestras as the Berlin Philharmonic and the Zurich Opera, and has been the resident composer of the National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan.

Creative Team

  • Director: Liu, Ruo-Yu
  • Drumming Choreography: Huang, Chih-Chun
  • Composer / Conductor / Music Director: Christian Jost
  • Chorus Master: Nicolas Fink
  • Stage / Lighting Design: Lin, Keh-Hua
  • Scenic Drape Design: Chiu, Yu-Wen
  • Costume Design: Johan Ku
  • Associated Director: Jasmina Hadziahmetovic
  • Duration: approx. 70 minutes without intermission.
  • The age guidance for this production is 7+.
  • Pre-talk : 30 minutes before 02/25 (evening), 02/26(evening), 02/27(matinee) performance at the Lobby of National Theater.
  • Post-talk:2/28 at the lobby of National Theater.