A World of Chinese Puppets from the Lin Liu-Hsin Museum, Taiwan
January 25, 2014 - May 11, 2014
Mānoa Campus, John A. Burns Hall
The East-West Center Arts Program presents:
A World of Chinese Puppets
from the Lin Liu-Hsin Museum, Taiwan
Exhibition: January 25â€“May 11, 2014
East-West Center Gallery
John A. Burns Hall
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848
Guest Curator: Dr. Robin Ruizendaal, Lin Liu-Hsin Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Installation design: Lynne Najita & Dr. Michael Schuster
Artists-in-residence: Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company
â€œA World of Chinese Puppets from the Lin Liu-Hsin Museum, Taiwanâ€ is one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of Chinese and Taiwanese puppet theatre ever presented in the U.S. The exhibition features over 100 unique Chinese puppet theatre artifacts, which have never been shown in the U.S. The exhibitionâ€™s opening days are enriched by performancesâ€”including live musicâ€”by a professional five-member ensemble from the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company.
The exhibition includes the four principle types of puppetsâ€”shadow, rod, glove, and string (marionette) puppetsâ€”as well as stages, scripts, musical instruments, photos, and video clips from several regions of mainland China and Taiwan. The guest curator, Dr. Robin Ruizendaal, is a renowned scholar and author on Chinese puppets and theatre. The Taiyuan ensemble is a tradition-based professional company that utilizes refined modern stage techniques in order to effectively present and preserve the tradition.
This project is generously supported by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan), Taiwan Academyâ€”Los Angeles, Taipei Economic & Cultural Officeâ€”Honolulu & Los Angeles, and Aston Hotels and Resorts.
EWC Arts Programs are supported by the Hawaiâ€˜i Pacific Rim Society, Jhamandas Watumull Fund, Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, Friends of Hawaiâ€˜i Charities, Jackie Chan Foundation USA, Sumi Makey, Richard H. Cox, EWC Arts â€˜Ohana members, and other generous donors.
East-West Center, Mānoa Campus
808-944-7177, arts@EastWestCenter.org, http://arts.EastWestCenter.org