Monkey Makes Mischief in Heaven

The Chinese Monkey King soars into the heavens and delights in his new job in the Heavenly Peach Garden. But when he discovers he has been left out of the Jade Emperor’s Peach Blossom Banquet, Monkey flies off to make mischief in the Heavens. This lively episode of the Chinese epic Journey to the West features traditional hand puppets and choreography which I studied with the I Wan Jan Traditional Hand Puppet Troupe in Taiwan (亦宛然掌中劇團). The show is best for ages five and up.

More about Bu Dai Xi puppetry and Monkey King:

An article I wrote for the Fall 2020 edition of “Puppetry International”:  PI-48-TaiwanPuppets

And a video interview by Mark Dannenhauer: