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2023 camping asia - Ban Xian

2023-11-23 - 2023-11-24

How can traditional performing arts once again take place and be appreciated in the future? The dance piece Ban Xian contemplates the enduring need for belief and deities in folk culture, while also highlighting the impact of recent social movements in Taiwan. This work interlaces historical memories, issues of gender identities, traditional arts, and its ceremonial framework.
In Ban Xian, choreographer Huang Huai-Te reexamines a particular ceremonial event within the Xiqu (traditional Han opera) culture and Taoist rituals. Like other fading forms of performance, Ban Xian, which serves as the opening act before the opera, is immensely affected by various modern media. Borrowing a comforting form of ritual, Ban Xian recreates an opportunity for both the artist and the audience to engage in a dialogue with tradition and rediscover the possible meaning of culture.

Taiwan|Huai-Te Huang

A dancer and a choreographer, founder of Dashing Theater. Dashing came from the character “Chuang” (闖) in Mandarin, which also means to rush, to experience, to challenge and to have an impact. Huang chose it to remind himself to be brave in continuous innovation and embrace change. He aims to create absorbing and engaging images with dance by interweaving Taiwanese historical memories with contemporary issues. Huang’s concerns include: how to connect people with dance, and how to bring their attention to societal issues through dance. Before the establishment of Dashing Theater in 2020, Huang was a dancer and choreographer at Horse Dance Theater.


Dashing Theater

Dashing Theater (Chuang Theater) was established in 2019. "Chuang" means impact, rush, experience, and challenge in Mandarin, which reminds us the essence of creation. Therefore, the word “Chuang” is used as our group name to remind ourselves to keep our original intentions and dare to challenge.

The main creator, Huai-Te Huang, has been using the somatic aesthetics of "Taiwanese" contemporary dance as the foundation to find the possibility of choreography.

After ten years in the industry, Huai-Te founded Dashing Theater, hoping to facilitate the audiences’ participation in dance performances and help develop a robust environment for the next generation of creators.

Other than creation, how can dance connect more people? How can we bring more attention to social issues through dance? Dashing Theater aims to promote contemporary dance in Taiwan through our practical actions.


Choreographer、Music Director: HUANG Huai-Te
Artistic、Executive Producer、Costume Management: CHUANG Ping-Heng
Performer: FANG I-Sung, KAO Chih-Cheng, CHUANG Yueh, CHEN Yu-Hsiang, HUANG Bo-Yu, TSOU Ying-Lin, HEISH Kuang-Yu
Lighting Designer: LIN Cho
Music Executor: LIU Po-Yin
Props Designer: Huang Li-Ying
Rehearsal Assistant、Photographer: CHAO Yi-Ying

Presenter: Taipei Performing Arts Center
In Partnership with CN D
Supported by CHANEL

Ticket Benefits

Member Pre-sale

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2023.9.15(Fri.)12:00──9.22(Fri.)12:00 Member pre-sale

  • TPAC member──Addict Player: 25% off
  • TPAC member──Trooper Player: Single ticket 15% off, 4 or more tickets 20% off, 10 or more tickets 25% off

2023.9.22 (Fri.) 12:00 Official launch of sales Member Offers

  • TPAC Member - Addict Player: 15% off
  • TPAC Member - Trooper Player: Single ticket 15% off, 4 or more tickets 25% off, 10 or more tickets 30% off
  • TPAC Member -Rookie Player: 10% off

Register for free on the TPAC official website to enjoy ticket purchasing discounts

Other Discounts

【Campers Early Bird Special
Register or log in on the Taipei Performing Arts Center official website, go to "Member Area ➠ Coupons," enter the discount code "CAMPERS" to redeem two 15% off coupons for camping asia programs and one 15% off membership fee coupon. After redemption, you can directly proceed to seat selection and ticket purchase on "OPENTIX" or purchase a paid membership plan on the TPAC website. 
Redemption period: From 9/22 to 10/22.

【Cross-industry Benefits】
* Eslite Members: 8% off ticket purchase.
* Cardholders of Taishin Bank, Cathay United Bank, E. Sun Bank, and Taipei Fubon Bank: 8% off ticket purchase.

【Group Ticket Discounts】
* 20 or more tickets in a single order: 20% off.
* 50 or more tickets in a single order: 25% off.
* 100 or more tickets in a single order: 30% off.

【Other Discounts】
* Disabled individuals and their necessary companions (limited to 1 person) enjoy 50% off (please present disability certificate at entry).
* Senior citizens aged 65 and above enjoy 50% off (please present valid identification at entry).

※ The organizer reserves the right to change the program and interpret the discounts.