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Spotlight Taiwan: Come Play with Us: Puppetry and New Media

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Ouxi Taiwanese Puppetry Festival
November 4 – 9, Michael Ames Theatre
The Taiyuan Puppet Theatre and the Chin Fei Feng Marionette Theatre Troupe from Taiwan will be at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) offering puppetry workshops, school shows and public performances.  

School Shows-
(Elementary & Secondary) Tuesday, November 4 to Thursday, November 6.
10:00 am & 12:30 pm
$12/student, reserve by emailing bookings@moa.ubc.ca
A 90-minute program of short puppetry plays and a behind-the-scenes look at the stage, followed by an art activity where students paint their own puppet.

Meet+Greet+Eat

Friday, November 7, 6pm – 9pm
It is a common practice for the puppeteers to make and share food when performing. In keeping with this tradition, MOA is hosting a community dinner. Share a meal with visiting Taiwanese puppeteers and local First Nations artists.
For more information contact programs@moa.ubc.ca

Public performances (all ages)

Saturday, November 8, 11am & 2pm. Each performance includes two plays.

A Sea of Puppets:
 Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company
A Sea of Puppets is a traditional Taiwanese glove puppet show performed on a beautifully carved wooden stage. They perform not only delicate gestures, but also exciting fighting scenes and acrobatics. Performed without words, the story is a romantic tale where a young man saves a girl from the hands of a villain.

The Beauty of Taiwanese Marionette Theatre: 
Chin Fei Feng Marionette Theatre Troupe
Chin Fei Feng introduces the characters of traditional Taiwanese marionette theatre. Accompanied by traditional music, the puppeteers animate characters such as lions, men on horseback, warriors, and acrobats. The performance is full of excitement, sounds and colors.  

A Cultural Exchange

Sunday, November 9, 3pm
Visiting Taiwanese puppeteers will spend the day in workshops with invited First Nations artists. At the end of their day, they will present a collaborative experimental work.  Join us for the excitement.