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CWPS Performance Talks | Tom Lee

Introduction to Bunraku-Style Puppetry
Thursday, September 12, 2019
7:00-8:30 PM
1st Floor Lobby Off Campus Location
Center for World Performance Studies visiting puppet artist Tom Lee will present a special workshop exploring Japanese traditional puppetry techniques that have had an enormous influence on world puppetry performance. Following a short talk on bunraku-style puppetry, participants will have a hands-on opportunity to handle traditional Japanese puppets and draw back the curtain on how these beautiful puppets are brought to life through skillful puppetry technique. Tom Lee has appeared as a puppeteer in War Horse at Lincoln Center Theatre and Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera, in addition to extensive work in Japan with his mentor, Koryu Nishikawa V.

Presented in partnership with CMAP Detroit and the Ann Arbor District Library. Co-sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Ann Arbor District Library Downtown Branch, 343 South Fifth Avenue
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Art, Culture, Free, Japanese Studies, Multicultural, Storytelling, Visual Arts
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for World Performance Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, Residential College

The Center for World Performance Studies sponsors and cosponsors several special events throughout the year, including performances, public lectures, demonstrations, and roundtables. Our events are announced on our website, and through email and flyer distribution. Please contact us at if you would like to be on our mailing list or if you would like more information on any of the following events.