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Chinese Theatre Works - Holding Up Half the Sky

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Chinese Theatre Works - Holding Up Half the Sky

Time: August 8, 2015 from 2pm to 3pm
Location: Flushing Town Hall
Street: 137-35 Northern Boulevard
City/Town: Queens
Website or Map: http://www.flushingtownhall.o…
Event Discipline: puppetry
Organized By: a4 - Network Admin
Latest Activity: Jul 28, 2015

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Opera and puppet spectacle spanning 2,000 years of Chinese history presents the lives of four legendary Chinese women warriors - Hua Mulan (made famous in ancient ballads and opera, and more recently by Disney), Hongxian (Tang Dynasty), She Saihua (Song Dynasty), and Qiu Jin (early 20th century).


Chinese Theatre Works dramatizes  the battles and exploits of these brave fighting women, which spans 2000 years of Chinese history, using a wide variety of puppetry styles (shadow, hand, rod, bunraku), blended seamlessly with classic Chinese opera, dance and music with contemporary Western theater craft.

 

CTW’s co-artistic directors, Kuang-Yu Fong and Stephen Kaplin lead a diverse ensemble of American and Chinese performers and musicians, as well as  Peking opera performance by  Nuo  Dai and music by Gang-Tien and Junling Wang.

 

Tickets: $8/FREE* for Members; $50 VIP Package**

*Members, please call Box Office to reserve FREE tickets.

** VIP Package includes Exclusive talk & demonstration with artists at 1:00pm-1:30pm; CTW greeting cards (limited editions) designed by co-artist director Stephen Kaplin; and Flushing Town Hall Family Certificate (good for 4 tickets to one family event)

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