Taiwanese Puppet Festival

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Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6, 2016
 
MOA is pleased to present the return of the playful and insightful Taiwanese Puppet Festival. We have invited two award-winning puppetry ensembles — The Happy Puppetry Company and Puppet & Its Double Theatre — who will share their unique traditional and contemporary approaches to puppet theatre. The festival includes two days of public performances as well as a cultural exchange with First Nations artist Connie Watts.
 
The festival is a featured event in Spotlight Taiwan, which explores Taiwanese culture as expressed through its performing arts, visual arts, living cultural representatives, and rich heritage.

 


 

Public Performances — Free with Museum Admission
 

Saturday, November 5
11 am — Puppet & Its Double Theatre perform the original work Mr. Ruraru’s Yard.
12:30 pm — Happy Puppetry Company perform two classic Taiwanese tales, The Monkey King and The Love Story.
 

Sunday, November 6
11 am — Puppet & Its Double Theatre perform the original work Mr. Ruraru’s Yard.
12:30 pm — Happy Puppetry Company perform two classic Taiwanese tales, The Monkey King and The Love Story.
3 pm — Cultural Exchange: Taiwanese puppeteers will collaborate with First Nation artist Connie Watts.

 


 

Shadow Puppet Workshops
 
Sunday, October 30 — 11am & 1pm
Join Jeny Cassady of the Vancouver International Puppet Festival for a family-friendly workshop.
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 children; MOA members $10 adults, $5 child

 


 

School Performances
 

Thursday, November 3 & Friday, November 4 — 10 am & 12:30 pm
Puppet & Its Double Theatre: This 55-minute school show will feature a performance.
 

Monday, November 7 & Tuesday, November 8 — 10 am & 12:30 pm
The Happy Puppetry Company: This 40-minute program will feature a performance and a behind-the-scenes look at a traditional Taiwanese puppet stage.
 
To book school shows contact: bookings@moa.ubc.ca / 604-822-3825.


 

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Spotlight Taiwan is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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