Chinese Theatre Works
Helping to preserve and promote traditional Chinese performing arts with their performances of
Peony Pavilion, an epic masterpiece from the Ming Dynasty.
Ocaso: A Performance Adventure at Industry City | Sat, Sept 19th, 7:30pm | Industry City | $20
Ocaso honors the traditions of the neighborhood’s Chinese and Latino communities in a space that embodies the spirit of the creative entrepreneurs who have recently embraced Sunset Park as their own.
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BEAT Festival Opening Night | Thurs, Sept 10th, 7-9pm | Brooklyn Museum | FREE
See all the artists in this year’s BEAT Festival performing throughout Brooklyn’s largest cultural institution.
MetroTech LunchTime MashUp #1 | Fri, Sept 11th, 12-1pm | MetroTech Commons | FREE
Step away from your desk for an hour of free performance! Chinese Theatre Works will perform excerpts from Peony Pavilion, followed by salsa dancing from Brooklyn’s Finest Dance Company.
About Chinese Theatre Works:
Chinese Theatre Works is a non-profit organization based in New York City. Their mission is to preserve and promote the traditional Chinese performing arts, including opera, shadow theater, puppetry, dance and music; to create new works that bridge Eastern and Western aesthetics and forms; and to foster understanding and appreciation of Chinese culture in audiences, students, artists and educators around the globe. Founded in 2001 by Kuang-Yu Fong and Stephen Kaplin, CTW productions have toured throughout North America and to Europe, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea. The company has been honored with many awards for its original theater productions including:
- 2001: UNIMA Citation of Excellence in Puppetry Art for Toy Theatre for Peony Pavilion
- 2005: First International Shadow Play Festival, Tangshan, China: Best Short Plays, Best Performance and Best Voice Over for Three Women, Many Plays and Tiger Tales. Three Women, Many Plays also received awards for Best Directing and Script.
- 2009: First Shanghai International Puppet Festival, Shanghai, China: Best Directing, Best Puppet Design and Arts Innovation for Tiger Tales
- 2012: 23rd UNIMA International Puppet Festival, Chengdu, China: Best Show for Songs From the Yellow Earth
CTW’s programs have been funded in part by grants from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Henson Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council. For more information, visit www.chinesetheatreworks.org.