TWO DAYS ONLY! Japanese Masters: A Kuruma Ningyo Performance
For TWO DAYS ONLY, enjoy an exciting and unique performance of Japanese puppetry like nothing you have seen before.
Yara Arts Group and the Center for Puppetry Arts present a beautiful Japanese puppetry tradition rarely seen in the U.S. Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo is a 160-year-old puppet company led by fifth generation Master Puppeteer Koryu Nishikawa V. In this special family-friendly performance, Koryu Nishikawa V and his company perform short traditional and contemporary puppetry pieces in the Kuruma Ningyo style, in which a single puppeteer sits on a small rolling cart and operates the head, arms and legs of an exquisitely carved figure.
As part of the evening, the puppetry technique is demonstrated to the audience and musician Chieko Hara explains how the 3-stringed shamisen instrument complements the puppetry.
This is a must-see event for anyone interested in puppetry or Japanese culture. Introduced and moderated by American puppet artist Tom Lee.
Only 2 opportunities to see this master performance:
Sat., April 1, 8pm
Sun., April 2, 7pm
Member Price $25 | Non-Member Price $35