Strange Tales of Liaozhai

The Strange Tale of Pigeons comes from the collection of 18th century Chinese supernatural folk tales, The Strange Tales of Liaozhai, compiled by scholar Pu Songling. This story is depicted through hand-painted animations created on a Buddha Board, projected onto four tall, scroll-like screens, with accompaniment of an original score by composer/musician Jane Wang performed on two toy pianos; narration by Richard Chang. The work was staged alongside Hanne Tierney's several hundred feet of Chinese silks, bamboo poles and lanterns performing the story of Yingning.

Performed at the HERE Arts Center, NYC, in September 2012

Photos: Yi Zhao

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