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02/15/2013 - 02/21/2013
New York (NY), Houston (TX)

Yumehina Puppet Company

Photo: GION


February 15, 2013 Asia Society (New York, NY)
February 21, 2013 Asia Society Texas Center (Houston, TX)

Master puppeteer Michika Iida of Yumehina Puppet Company led the audience into a world of dreams and fantasies with two stunning solo plays. Nekohime Kugutsu Mai (Cat Princes Dance) is a modern take on Japanese folklore about the long lives of cats and their magic powers to transform themselves. Manjushaka (Equinox Flower), a story about the Spider Lily flower, which only comes out during the Obon season, is a metaphor for the spirits of ancestors seeking solace. Iida’s life-size puppets and masks enact a beautifully mysterious character dance of love, family and guilt. This event was co-organized with Asia Society.

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