Hyakki Yumehina: Master Puppeteer Michika Iida performs Manjushaka or Equinox Flower

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Asia Society Presents!

Born in Kagoshima prefecture, Japan, Michika Iida is considered one of the leading lights in contemporary puppetry. Her use of life-sized puppets as well as masks to tell sophisticated stories has been called nothing short of mesmerizing. Iida makes a rare U.S. appearance to perform Manjushaka, or Equinox Flower, which links the ephemeral and piteous life of a prostitute to that of a equinox flower. Through stylized movements and dance, her self-made puppets beautifully convey the universal longing for happiness and fulfillment.

 

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Presented in Partnership with Asia Society New York. Sponsored by Japan Foundation, New York.

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Thu 21 Feb 2013
7:30 PM
1370 Southmore Blvd. Houston, TX 77004 713.496.9901
Asia Society members $15; seniors/students with ID $17; nonmembers $20. Links to purchase tickets below event description. All sales final.
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