'A Sea of Puppets' from TaiwanJanuary 14, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Mānoa Campus, Jefferson Hall (East West Center)
"A Sea of Puppets" is a traditional Taiwanese glove puppet showâ€”including live musicâ€”performed on a beautifully carved wooden stage by a professional ensemble from the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company. With amazing skill, the puppeteers bring the exquisite puppets with embroidered costumes to life. They perform not only delicate gestures, but also exciting fighting scenes and acrobatics. The story is a romantic tale in which a young man saves a girl from the hands of a villain (clown character). Audiences will see all the characters of traditional Taiwanese puppet theatre: the young lady, the scholar, and also the clowns and the villains. The show has been performed in over 30 countries, and provides a fascinating glimpse of one of the most beautiful theatre performances in the world. Powered by the virtuosity of the Taiwanese puppet performers and accompanied by traditional music, the show uses no dialogue and is suitable for all ages. A wonderful experience just before the Chinese New Year!
Pay what you can ($10 recomended)
East-West Center, Mānoa Campus