In Search of the Real Monkey King (真假美猴王)
Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 11:00am
Meet the Artist Saturdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage
A little Monkey with the special power of face changing has taken over the Monkey Mountain as the Monkey King. See if you can identify which one is the real Monkey King. This 45 minute program, including demonstration/interactive segment, introduces the beloved ancient Chinese folk tale character, the Monkey King, with a rare performance of Face Changing. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional dances from Mongolian, Uygur, and Tai, and folk dances such as the Fan, Ribbon, and Sword dances performed by NYCCC students and professional dancers. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance, arts, and culture in this exciting family show!
Presented in collaboration with New York City Chinese Cultural Center and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.