The Eight Immortals of Taoism are derived from the Chinese legendary and they represent the man, the woman, the senior, the junior, the poor, the lowly, the rich and the distinguished with the versatile and popular stories relating the ordinary people. After the immortality banquet held by Madame Wong, Mr. Dong-Bin Lu goes with other seven celestials to cross the Eastern Sea, fighting and playing with the Carp celestial along the way. Each of them shows their special powers in the splendid ways.
Taipei Li-Yuan was founded in 1997, ten years after the most celebrated leading actor/director Maestro Bao-Chun Li, came to Taiwan and started his career as a partner of the C. F. Koo Foundation, an NPO dedicated to promoting traditional performing arts. Members of Taipei Li-Yuan are all professional players of Peking Opera. They also perform independently in TaipeiEye, a showcase of Chinese traditional performing arts for tourists in Taipei, with Maestro Li as the Artistic Director. They have won recognitions as a troupe of talents and creativity in both traditional and modern movements and have performed in sundry occasions of cultural exchanges in success.
Production: C. F. Koo Foundation
Performer: Taipei Li-Yuan Peking Opera Theatre
Artistic Director: Bao-Chun Li