Uhan Shii Theatre Group

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Ya-Ling Peng
birth, emigration, separation, women
Performing Arts (mime, opera, theatre)
Asia, Eastern
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Uhan Shii Theatre Group

Ya-Ling Peng founded Uhan Shii Theatre Group in Taipei in 1995. The performances of the group of elders usually refer to real stories told in first person by their protagonists, mostly people who are not professional actors. Past performances have touched on mother-daughter relationships, emigration and the consequences of Taiwan’s separation from China.
From " My Journey" which presents the life story of Yue-Sha Shei

There are two voices inside my body, they recently kept knocking on my heart.
One said I am a very handsome man, the other said feminine charm is my nature.
Neither side would withdraw, until they shouted and fought.
After all the noises subsided, I realised that I have many facets,I can be handsome like a man, and charming like a woman.
Author: Odin Teatret


Ya-Ling Peng is an actress, director and playwright since 1981. From 1988 to 1991, Ya-Ling studied acting in London with Animate Theatre and London School of Mime and Movement, and joined the professional touring theatre Tragic Carpet. Ya-Ling co-operates with many professional groups and also helped the cities of Kau-Sheion, Shin-Chong and Shin-Jeou to start their own community theatres, directing their first performances.


My Journey

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My Journey presents the life story of Yue-Sha Shei, one of the most famous Taiwan Opera actresses in Taiwan. Yue-Sha Shei learned Taiwanese Opera when she was five years old specialising in the male role. All her life she has travelled all over Taiwan. At sixty, Yue-Sha Shei performs her story assisted by two younger Taiwan Opera actresses who represent the female and male roles, and the two sides of her psyche. Actresses: Yue-Sha Shei, Ya-Lan Chow, Fon-Shuen Chew, String Instruments: Mon-Lian Chen, Percussion Instruments: Boo-Chow Zuong, Zin-Zon Chen Director: Ya-Ling Peng Acting Director: Yue-Sha Shei Movement Director: Zen-Fen Wang Producer: Yeh Yeh Administration: Ching-I Lin Stage Technician: Yaw-Chong Wang


This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

Roots in Transit IV

Women´s International Theatre Festival and Meeting

(15 January 04 - 25 January 04)


Odin Teatrets Roots in Transit


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