Shadow Puppet Show and Talk | Downtown Alliance

Shadow Puppet Show and Talk

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Jun 12, 2019
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
China Institute of America
Members: Free; Non-members: $10
Legends place the origin of shadow puppetry in China to the Han dynasty, when an infamous magician used the technique to pretend to raise the spirit of the Emperor’s favorite concubine from beyond the grave. For more than 2000 years, this ancient form of storytelling has delighted generations of viewers, earning its place among China’s treasured oral traditions. On June 12, Chinese Theatre Works (CTW) will provide an exclusive look at the work of their Shadow Restoration Project featuring a presentation about the restoration of their antique puppet collection and a performance of their award-winning production Tiger Tales using restored puppets. Join us for this special evening celebrating the Chinese art of shadow puppetry, with an incredible group of storytellers who are helping to keep the tradition alive. 40 Rector St.
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