A Chance Encounter coming to Center for Puppetry Arts

A Chance Encounter coming to Center for Puppetry Arts

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Led by a fifth-generation master puppeteer, Chen Hsi-Huang Traditional Puppet Troupe is bringing Taiwan’s mesmerizing, traditional hand puppetry to Atlanta with A Chance Encounter, June 15-16. Presented solely through movement and music, the performance is a dazzling showcase of puppet martial arts and acrobatics. This story of a brave, young student who rescues a young lady from a gang of hoodlums, includes intricate, difficult movements that reveal the personalities of the characters and their relationships to one another. In addition to the skilled puppeteers, the performance will be accompanied by five musicians playing traditional instruments.

Patrons are encouraged to attend a post-performance discussion with Master Chen and the company after each show. Master Chen is the only glove puppeteer in Taiwan to be recognized by the Ministry of Culture for two fields in puppetry, including his contributions to the preservation of traditional glove puppetry, costumes and props. He is also subject of the 2018 documentary film, “Father.”

The special performances are sponsored in part by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Ministry of Culture; the Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO); and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta (TECO in Atlanta). The presentation celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Atlanta-Taipei Sister City relationship.
This international performances are presented as part of the New Directions Series for Adults and Teens.

WHAT: A Chance Encounter by Chen Hsi-Huang Traditional Puppet Troupe of Taipei, Taiwan
Mesmerizing, traditional hand puppetry for ages 12 and up

WHEN: June 15-16
Show times are as follows:
Saturday: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday: 5 p.m.

WHERE: Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
A Chance Encounter is presented in the Downstairs Theater

HOW: Tickets prices vary and are available for purchase online or by calling 404.873.3391
Saturday: $25 (Members) and $35 (nonmembers); Sunday: $22 (Members) and $30 (nonmembers). Tickets include admission to the performance and the Worlds of Puppetry Museum (with the largest collection of Jim Henson puppets and artifacts in the world as well as a Global Gallery). A beer and wine bar will be open one hour before performance.

Tags: kids

Event Details

Date: June 16, 2019
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Center for Puppetry Arts
1404 Spring St NW
Atlanta GA 30309

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