April 18 – Yang Chin-wen officially begins work as the artistic director.
June 1 – the NTCH implement the 20% discount on ticket prices for students
June 26- During the second meeting of the second session of the Board of Directors, the decision is made not to bring in the large musical production ‘Lion King’. The representative committee for the NSO is also attached.
July and August are given over to the Center’s 20th Anniversary, with an expanded summer camp for the summer’s vacation and ‘Let’s all enjoy the Arts’. Eight subjects including drama, dance, singing, chanting, creativity and others are covered in 15 meetings, with nearly 500 people participating.
Arts Review, win the Golden Tripod Awards from the Government Information Office for excellence in publication, artistic design and photography.
October 15 – Performing Arts Review win the Outstanding Official Publication Awards prizeby the Taiwan Government.
An electronic version of the magazine is published on the Internet. Exclusive offerings by the Center include ‘Rose Cavalier’, ‘Ten Lessons from Tchaikovsky’, ‘Robert Lepage – On the Wings of Creativity’, ‘Pina Bausch – Dancing for the World’, and ‘Bravo 20: A Look Back at 20 Years of the Two Halls’.
Two Halls 20th Anniversary Series –Dan shin jiou ju is held October 25-28 in the National Theater with performances by Yang Li-hua in her first performance in three different roles. President Chen Shui-bian is in the audience for the show, which is also broadcast to a large crowd in the plaza outside the National Theater.
October 30 – The Green Wall is unveiled at the reception for the 20th Anniversary in the National Concert Hall. Designer Patrick Blanc is on hand to personally convey his congratulations for the 20 years of achievements.
October 31 – Designer Patrick Blanc gives a presentation in the National Concert Hall as part of the 20th Anniversary Celebration
November 12-22 – Chairman of the Board Yu-Chiou Tchen and NSO Executive Director Chiou, Joyce travel to France and Belgium to observe cultural developments there