Ouxi Taiwanese Puppetry Festival
November 4-9 2014
November 4 – 9, Michael Ames Theatre
The Taiyuan Puppet Theatre and the Chin Fei Feng Marionette Theatre Troupe from Taiwan will be at 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 email@example.com
A 90-minute program of short puppetry plays and a behind-the-scenes look at how the puppets move, 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 traveling for performances. In keeping with this tradition, MOA is hosting a community dinner. Share a meal with visiting Taiwanese puppeteers and local First Nations artists.
$20, buy your ticket at moa.ubc.ca/eventticketsPublic performances (all ages)
Saturday, November 8, 11am & 2pm
Each performance includes two plays performed by two Taiwanese puppetry troupes, more information listed below.
Free with Museum admissionA 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 colours. A Cultural Exchange
Sunday, November 9, 3pm
Visiting Taiwanese puppeteers will spend the day in creative workshops with Haida artist Gwaai Edenshaw and Haida storyteller Kung Jaadee (Roberta Kennedy). At the end of their day, they will present a collaborative, cross-cultural, experimental puppetry performance. Join us for the excitement.Free with Museum admission, Admission is always free for Aboriginal visitors