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East Meets West

  • Asian Arts Initiative 1219 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States (map)

East Meets West
Hua Hua Zhang and Company
Saturday, May 6, 2 p.m.
Saturday, May 6, 5 p.m.

Sliding scale $10-$20
Family 4-pack $20-30


Bring the entire family for a collection of vignettes blending Eastern and Western puppet art. Performing Artist-in-Residence Hua Hua Zhang shares her rich personal journey to understand and embrace the intersection of cultures and to help communities find each other in peace.

East Meets West is a collection of wonderful vignettes guaranteed to delight, enchant and amuse the audience.

Each vignette is a different story with its own message to share. The combination of short pieces offers both Asian and Western characters and ideas blended, and based upon experiences in both cultures, by Master Artist Hua Hua Zhang. The show is performed with Chinese traditional dance and with string puppets, hand puppets, and rod puppets.

East Meets West is a family-oriented production and has been performed at and acclaimed by audiences of all ages at numerous venues from schools, libraries and Chinese adoption organizations to such distinguished theaters as The Smithsonian Discovery Theater in Washington, D.C., Mum Puppet theatre in Philadelphia, PA, and The Children’s Museum in Boston, MA.

Recommended for ages 6 and up.

All proceeds will go towards supporting education at Asian Arts Initiative.