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Youth Performing

Arts Series

Upcoming Schedule:

What: Puppet Theater “East Meets West”

When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 3pm    

Where: Chris Maloney Lecture Hall, OC Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave. OC, NJ

Admission: Free and open to the public

Experience astounding puppets that come alive through stories of China and America with Hua Hua Zhang. With stunning visuals and graceful movements, this program presents the ancient art form of Chinese Puppet Theater. Fusing movement and music found in Chinese Opera with Western technology, this exploration brings the complex role of the puppeteer as storyteller, technician, and visual artist to life.

Artist’s Bio:

Hua Hua Zhang graduated from the Beijing Performing Arts Academy where she was trained as a performer in the ancient art of Chinese puppetry. From 1974 to 1995 she toured nationally and internationally with the China Puppet Arts Troupe of Beijing. She received many awards for excellence in performance and direction. Hua Hua earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Puppetry from the University of Connecticut's School of Fine Arts, She also received the distinguished University of Connecticut Fine Arts Award for Excellence. Hua Hua Zhang has appeared in several New York Theaters, as well as two appearances in the Jim Henson International Festival of Puppet Arts in New York City. Ms. Zhang designed, constructed and performed puppets for a national U.S. television program, Between the Lions.

For more information call (609) 399-7628 or email

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