'Beauty and the Beast' to play in National Theater
By John Liu ,The China Post
October 1, 2013, 12:09 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- A stunning visual performance of "La Belle et la Bete" (Beauty and the Beast) will be held in the National Theater Concert Hall between Oct. 18 and 20.
Based on a classic tale, renowned drama producers Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon utilized cutting-edge holographic technology to create a virtual reality show. The cast interact with the strikingly realistic holograms as if they are tangible beings on the stage. The show has been performed in Canada, the U.S. and France since its introduction in 2011.
Lemieux.Pilon 4D Art was established by Lemieux and Pilon in the 1980s. It has cooperated with the renowned Cirque du Soleil in the past. Full of innovation, 4D Art has won plaudits from audiences with its poetic and visual performances.
4D Art specializes in creating a performance in which real actors interact with virtual realities. The technology utilized in "La Belle et la Bete" has set a new milestone for 4D Art. For example, the changing forms of the "beast" and the white horse running in the forest appear like real beings in the show. With the director's accurate handling of the scenes, this classic French love story from medieval times is cast in a brand new light.
The event sponsor will hold a conference at Noise Kitchen at 3 p.m. this coming Saturday, and have invited Taipei Arts Festival director Yi-Wei Keng to join the discussion.
For more information, refer to the official site of the show: http://beautyandbeast.ishow.udn.com/Official. Interested parties may purchase tickets directly at www.artsticket.com.tw or call (02)8643-3966.