Performers: Michael and Layla Schuster
Musician: Made Windana
When: January 14 & 21, 2012
Where: Shangri La
Journey to the East is a puppet performance that retells the story of Marco Polo's travels from Europe through Asia as imagined by a young American woman attempting to find herself. Traditional puppets and evocative objects from Asia and Europe enact this inner and outer poetic journey. Cities arise and fall as Marco Polo travels the length and breadth of the Chinese Empire ruled by Kublai Khan in the 13th century. These historic meetings between the Venetian merchant and the Chinese emperor underscore both the complexities of communication and the ongoing dialogue between East and West. Journey to the East highlights the interconnectedness and dissonance in our globalized world.
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