Chinese Puppetry Performance

Date: May 9, 2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

 

Read below for a biography of the performer!

“Hua Hua Zhang graduated from The Beijing Academy of Performing Arts and received many awards for performing arts in China. She received an MFA degree in Puppet Art from the School of Fine Arts Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut in 2000. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Visual Expressions.

Hua Hua Zhang has more than 30 years' experience in the field of puppet arts in both Asian tradition puppet art and Western puppet art. She has performed all around the world and received many awards in both China and the US. She remains active in learning new things and creating new artworks. Her experimental puppet art shows have brought a new wave to the puppetry field.

In addition to puppet art, Hua Hua is a multi-disciplinary artist in sculpting, dance and theater. In 2016-2017, she created the installation artwork “Dragon Boat Dream” for Philadelphia International Airport exhibition. In 2013, she opened her fist solo exhibition – “Dream Journeys” presented by Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia. Her original creations for puppet art performance include “Tian Wen - Heavenly Questions for Modern Times”, “White Nights”, “Dream of Land”, “Butterfly Dreams”, “Reflections”, “Two Hands” collaboration with Kun-yang Lin/Dancers, “East Meets West” and “The Bell”. Hua Hua has also been invited as a guest artist at Universities, taught at the O’Neill National Puppet Conference and regularly leads workshops at dance, theater companies and schools. "

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