Beijing Shadow Theater and Pauline Bento

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Beijing Shadow Theater and Pauline Bento

Beijing Shadow Theater and Pauline Bento

Monday, March 10, 2014
4:15pm-5:30pm
Carson Hall Room L01
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Lectures & Seminars

Author Grant Hayter-Menzies will present on the life of Pauline Benton, a Kansan who in the 1920s broke into the male-dominated world of shadow theater (piyingxi) in Beijing. Though the traditional theater was a fore-runner of motion pictures and animation, it was dying in China, but Benton worked with Chinese performers to bring the art to the US and keep it alive. Hayter-Menzies recreates a world leading from ancient China to Mao's Cultural Revolution, and on to graphic arts and performance of the 21st century.

For more information, contact:
Pamela Crossley

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.