The East-West Center Arts Program presents: FAMILY SUNDAY

Please join us on Sunday, January 28 from 2:00-3:30pm for an Arts Program Family Sunday! Featuring textile demonstrations by Hawai’i Handweavers’ Hui and an interactive Bollywood dance workshop by Harmony Sayward Turner.


Performance by the Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company, Taipei, Taiwan

The East-West Center Arts Program presents four free performances of traditional Taiwanese glove puppet shows accompanied by live music. Limited seating, reserve your tickets online at Eventbrite.

“A Sea of Puppets” returns following popular and acclaimed performances in 2014. This show features traditional Taiwanese glove puppets, including live music, performed on a beautifully carved wooden stage. With amazing skill the puppeteers bring to life exquisite puppets with finely embroidered costumes. They perform not only delicate gestures, but also exciting fighting scenes and acrobatics. The story is a romantic tale in which a young man saves a girl from the hands of a villain (clown character). Audiences will see all the characters of traditional Taiwanese puppet theatre: the young lady, the young man, the scholar, and also the clowns and the villains.

This show has been performed in over 30 countries, and provides a fascinating glimpse of one of the most beautiful theatre traditions in the world. Powered by the virtuosity of the puppeteers and accompanied by traditional music, the show uses no dialogue and is suitable for all ages. A wonderful experience leading into the Lunar New Year!

Saturday, January 13
First show: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Second show: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Sunday, January 14
First show: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Second show: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Imin Center-Jefferson Hall
East-West Center