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Tsai Jui-yueh Dance Research Institute 蔡瑞月舞蹈研究社

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Friday:10:00 - 17:00




Tsai Jui-yueh is a pioneer who devoted her life to the Taiwanese modern dance. Born in Tainan City in 1921, she learned the basics of dancing from Ishii Baku, the Japanese “father of modern dance”, before committing herself to introducing modern dance into Taiwan. She was revered as “ the mother of Taiwanese modern dance” because of her 500-odd productions that cover genres ranging from ballet to folk dances of all ethnicities; the productions she helped inspired include: “The Song of India” and “We Love Our Taiwan”. The historic structure of Tsai Jui-yueh Dance Research Institute was one of the tens of dormitories for Japanese colonial officials built around 1925 on Zhongshan N. Rd. and downtown Taipei; they were mostly wooden, Japanese-style duplexes. In 1953, Tsai purchased this former residence of a Japanese “Haninkan” official, with part of the house designated for choreographic rehearsals. She went on to convert it into a dance studio. In 1999, scholars insisted that Tsai’s dance studio, once destroyed in a fire and coveted by real estate developers, should be restored as a historic site in homage to Taiwanese modern dance.


Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Public Art
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
No. 10, Lane 48, Section 2, Zhongshan N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday Off day
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shuanglian

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Zhongshan

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Minquan W. Rd.

O Zhonghe-Xinlu Line Zhongshan Elementary School

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