Performance Arts | National Performing Arts Center
- Chinese Title:「國家表演藝術中心」
- Locations: Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung
Inaugurated in April 2014 as the nation’s highest-level independent cultural institute, the National Performing Arts Center is seen as the key to the structural upgrade of the arts education and cultural environment in Taiwan.
The Center governs three venues — the National Theater and Concert Hall in northern Taiwan, the National Taichung Theater in central Taiwan, and the Wei-Wu-Ying Center for the Arts in southern Taiwan. The triad of world-class performance centers offers a combined 11 performance halls and 13,193 seats.
As an administrative corporation, the Center is tasked with three major functions: to connect its subordinate performance venues with the international community; to foster a strong team of board members and artistic directors who are skilled negotiators; and to enrich society through the tasteful and imaginative implementation of public policies.
Through professional management, the cultivation of performing arts talent, and the integration of local momentum with international trends, the Center plays a major role in strengthening the caliber of performing arts in Taiwan.
The Center's board of directors include:
- Lin Hwai-min (林懷民)
- Founder and artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre
- Ju Tzong-ching (朱宗慶)
- Founder and artistic director of Ju Percussion Group
- Tung Tzu-hsien (童子賢)
- Founder of Taiwan’s computer hardware company Asus
- Eric Yao (姚仁祿)
- Architect and award-winning television program producer
- Chen Guo-ci (陳國慈)
- Executive director of the Taipei Story House
- Chien Wen-pin (簡文彬)
- World-renowned classical conductor
- April 2014 > National Center for Performing Arts inaugurated
- March 2014 > Minister applauds Taichung's opera house donation
- March 2014 > Center for Performing arts to open ahead of schedule
- January 2014 > National performing arts center bill clears legislation
- December 2013 > One step closer to a national center for performing arts