Legends of Chinese & Western Culture Meet

B'rer Rabbit in the Land of the Monkey King
A Staging of Chinese Puppets

 
Collaborators:
MING RI INSTITUTE FOR ARTS EDUCATION
MABOU MINES
GUANGXI PUPPET ART TROUPE OF CHINA
 

Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education and Mabou Mines of New York join with the venerable Guangxi puppet Art Troupe of China to present the international production of Brer Rabbit in the Land of the Monkey King.

The Story:

American folk hero B'rer Rabbit outwits the fox every time, but he may have met his match in the land of the Chinese legendary character the Monkey King.  The American trickster goes on a cultural odyssey in this story, where he meets the shape-shifting immortal figure from the epic saga Journey to the West.

B'rer Rabbit in the Land of the Monkey King imaginatively weaves together stories from both of these folk traditions to create a playful mix of cultures and storytelling magic.

Collaborators:
MING RI INSTITUTE FOR ARTS EDUCATION
With 25 year working base in Hong Kong since the establishment in 1984, Ming Ri Institute for Arts Education is an non profit making organization serving Arts in education, puppetry training and development, Children’s Theatre, and International Exchange of Puppetry Arts.  Through performing arts, Ming Ri aims at blending fun and education together, and creating a life with smile among the new generations.

GUANGXI PUPPET ART TROUPE OF CHINA
Guangxi Puppet Troupe was established in 1956 as a professional performing organization sanctioned by the Chinese Culture Department.  The troupe is specialist in performing Chinese traditional rod puppet with the elements of folk dance and songs in the modern play stories.  It is based in the city of Guangxi, Nanning but performs regularly across China, Vietnam, Japan, Singapore, and Cambodia.

MABOU MINES
 

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