Public Show and Events, Spring 2024

Jimmy Zhao and Kai-syin Hou improvising music for “The Ice River”

“The Ice River,” an Episode of Journey to the West, Saturday, March 9 at 2pm

Malden Public Library,  36 Salem Street

A dream come true! I’ve always wanted to perform Bu Dai Xi in the traditional way, with musicians watching the puppets and creating rhythms and melodies for them. In “The Ice River”, our puppets’ movements are powered by musicians Jimmy Zhao and Kai-syin Hou on traditional instruments. Madeleine Beresford and I perform the story with choreography learned with Taiwan’s master, the late  Li Tien-lu . Best for ages 5 and up, free to the public. Sponsored by Chinese Culture Connection with generous funding from the Malden Cultural Council, a local agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Puppets and Planting, Saturday April 6

Lexington Community Farm,  Lowell St, Lexington MA. Rain date April 7 TIME TBA

Join Lex Farm Education Director Rachel Curtin and I for a program about how plants grow.  I’ll perform a vignette from a new story we are developing at Lex Farm:  “Cow and Mouse in the Garden.” Cow wants to plant hay, while Mouse plants cheese, her favorite food.  Then Rachel will lead songs and show everyone a good way to plant a seed. All children are welcome. $15 per family.

“Puppets and Planting” is funded by a generous grant from Arlington Cultural Council, a local agency of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

More Puppets and Planting dates at Lex Farm: 5/18 (rain date 5/19); Saturday October 19 (rain date October 20)