National Taiwan University’s Kunqu Society, established fifty-three years ago, becomes one of Taiwan’s first kunqu societies set up in higher education institutions. For over half a century, thanks to the devotion of people involved with this kunqu society, promotion of kunqu has become a serious responsibility. Every May, the society regularly has its own public performance. This year, the repertoires include: 1. ‘Small Feast’ (xiao yan) of The Palace of Eternity (chang sheng dian); 2. ‘Picking up a Painting’ (shi hua) of Peony Pavilion (mu dan ting); 3. ‘Seducing with a Zither’ (qin tiao) of The Story of the Jade Hairpin (yu zan ji); 4. ‘Searching for Dreams’ (xuan meng) of Peony Pavilion (mu dan ting); and 5. ‘Kneeling by the Pond’ (guei chi) of The Lion Roars (shi hou ji). The show is for the general public.
Focus：This time, all the repertoires are kunqu masterpieces which can best express kunqu’s beauty of “no sound leads to being motionless; motionlessness, to being without dance.”