Sunday, January 22, 2012

Journey to Japan with Cat Mountain

Cat Mountain from Behind the Mask

Wed & Thurs | Jan 25 & 26 | 10:30am
Sat & Sun | Jan 28 & 29 | 1pm & 3pm


Join PST on a trip to Japan as we follow Behind the Mask's elegant and creative adaptation of the tale of Sho and her journey!

About the show:
Cat Mountain tells the story of Sho, a young servant girl, who journeys to a strange and far-off mountain, where she hopes to find her freedom and her lost cat. But as the people she meets on the way tell her – “ No one has ever returned from Cat Mountain!” Puppetry, dance, masks, and Japanese theater-styles all combine in Behind The Mask's original adaptation of this magical folktale.

Recommended for ages 4 & up.

About the performer: Eric Bornstein is truly an international mask-maker. Aside from receiving a MLA in Fine Arts from Harvard University, he also studied with masters in Bali and Italy. His work has appeared all over Boston, from productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream to the Harvard Yiddish Players' Shulamis, in museums like the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, and with performing groups the Boston Lyric Opera and Boston Ballet. When he's not putting on exquisite shows, Eric keeps busy teaching classes on masks as well as offering residencies to schools in the state through Young Audiences of Massachusetts.

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