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A Chinese "opera" boiled down to 5 minutes of singing and 55 Minutes of acrobatics. That turned out... read more

Reviewed December 28, 2019
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Amazing

This was an amazing and authentic show. Honestly, we didn’t think it was going to be anything near... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2019
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

TaipeiEYE is a delightful experience. It is inexpensive, entertaining, and a lot of fun! Make time to go and see this--regardless of which opera is being performed. Lasts about an hour...you won't regret it!

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank austintomtraveler
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

When my wife suggested going to this show I was a little doubtful. Peking Opera is not my thing. However the performance was not Chinese opera at all. It was famous story known by most Chinese and was mainly acting and acrobatics. Singing was to the minimum. The performers were brilliant gymnasts and the fight scenes were so skilful. I though the whole set up from the reception to the performance made for a very pleasant evening ... and it only lasted one hour!

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Ken D
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Reviewed July 2, 2016

Although just mentioned on the last page of a traveller information, we decided to go to the theater TaipeiEye and we enjoyed it! The location is easily found by MRT - ask for the Cement Hall! We were welcomed with a cup of tea, had a good place in the auditory and enjoyed the story of the Monkey Business in the Sea Palace. There was a wide range of souvenirs for sale at very moderate prices and the possibility to take pictures with the artists. Really recommendable!

Date of experience: May 2016
4  Thank choerig
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Reviewed June 16, 2016

This show was a basic acrobatic show. There was some singing; but not operatic, and just of an average standard. It was simple. Simple backdrops, basic acrobatic dance moves, basic acting, basic singing. There was a live instrumental ensemble. Four or five instrumentalist.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 13, 2016

Four years ago I went to see Beijing Opera in Beijing and swore never to go again. Fortunately I decided to give it another go and we chose to visit TaipeiEYE. Beijing opera is very different to anything else I have seen. To compare it to any western tastes is an act of futility. It should be appreciated as a separate entity.

With added maturity I was able to view it differently. The costumes and design are fantastic and TaipeiEYE offers preshow insights into how the performers prepare. The movements of the performers are amazing, almost perfectly choreographed to the traditional musical accompaniment. The facial expressions are controlled throughout and the way the performers glide across the stage is fascinating. The fight scenes were an impressive mix of dance and acrobatics. Not martial arts, but nonetheless requiring great skill.

I advise visitors to look beyond the high pitched wails and absurd storylines and instead admire the range of skills that the performers possess. Don't compare it to anything else but appreciate Beijing Opera for what it is, a unique and deep insight into the world's oldest civilisation.

The auditorium wasn't full so it would be possible to buy tickets on the evening at this time of year. All the staff were very friendly and welcoming. We also appreciated the chance to have our photos taken with one of the main performers at the end.

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank davidbG6328TA
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