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Yin Mei's earlier dance theater piece "Empty Tradition/City of Peonies." (yinmeidance.org)

Choreographer Yin Mei Recreates China's 'World Gone Mad' Onstage at Asia Society

Yin Mei puts masks, movement, puppetry and text in "conversation" with a famous documentary to re-imagine the Cultural Revolution onstage. more
The Royal Shakespeare Company's upcoming production of "The Orphan of Zhao" has been criticized for its casting by some Asian-American artists.

To Cast, or Not to Cast: Controversy Surrounds RSC Version of Chinese Classic

Not everyone is happy with casting decisions when England's Royal Shakespeare Company mounts a new production of a famous Chinese play. more

Nan Jombang Dance Company (Complete)

Indonesian dance troupe combines West Sumatran traditions of martial arts, dance and percussion in a work that reflects both spiritual practice and contemporary expression. more

Papermoon Puppet Theatre: 'Mwathirika' (Complete)

Indonesia's Papermoon Puppet Theater reinvents traditional puppetry in a mixed-media production exploring themes of identity, society and Indonesia's recent past. more
An image from the Papermoon Puppet Theatre's 'Mwathirika.' (Indra Wicaksono)

Interview: Indonesian Troupe Uses Puppets to Remember a Difficult History

An Indonesian puppet theater uses an unconventional medium to portray a period of political turmoil. more

Erin Mee: The Intricacies of Kutiyattam

NEW YORK, September 8, 2012 — NYU theater professor Erin Mee discusses the history and structure of the oldest surviving form of Sanskrit theater from Kerala, India called Kutiyattam. more

Kutiyattam: The Abandonment of Sita (Complete)

South Indian group Natanakairali perform The Abandonment of Sita through Kutiyattam, the oldest surviving form of Sanskrit theater from Kerala, India. more
In New York on Jan. 11, director Peter Sellars relates John Adams's Nixon in China to Mozart and musical history. (2 min., 48 sec.)
Peter Sellars: 'Nixon in China' and the Power of Music
The legendary opera director argues, "Music doesn't soften the message, it deepens it." more