Works Eastern Instrumental Theater
Eastern Instrumental Theater is a cross- disciplinary production of CFMW that synthesizes elements of traditional Chinese music, choreography, and drama. In 2005, CFMW staged its first Eastern Instrumental Theater production Ambush!, recounts legendary episodes from early Chinese history: The cruel war between Liu Bang and Xiang Yu, which led to the dramatic suicide of Xiang Yu and his wife Yu Ji, and the institution of the Han Dynasty under Liu Bang. Ambush! was performed in every major city throughout Taiwan with enthusiastic responses from audiences and media.
The Journey of the Monkey King
In 2007, “The Journey of the Monkey King” is a well-known story for oriental plebeian, this theatre was continue the concept of “Eastern music instrument theatre – Ambush!”, the music performance is the main part, combined with the limbs of body, lighting, scenery and special clothes, created a new oriental music to audiences.
“Wuji” was inspired by Daoism philosophy; the performance utilizes a framework divided into 24 seasonal segments to tell how each seasonal segment gives way to the next in a manner corresponding to the vicissitudes of tragedy, disappointment, joy and fulfillment that are part of each person’s life. It also incorporates the theme of chivalry, and CFMW attempts to expand the scope of how chivalry is perceived to serve as a metaphor for various aspects of personal character.