“Hao Bang Ah” is a common Chinese expression meaning “Great!” or “Well done!” Each year, CTW celebrates the Chinese New Year season with a great original “budaixi” (traditional glove-puppet) production featuring one of the 12 animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
Hao Bang Ah! Tiger! features a fun and lively selection of wild puppet skits, dances, popular song and well-know Chinese sayings celebrating the wit and wisdom of the Zodiac animals. It includes everything from traditional stories such as “Wu-Song Fights the Tiger”, to humorous demonstrations of Chinese tiger idioms including “The fox borrows the tiger’s shadow” and “Crouching tiger, hidden dragon”. Sing-alongs, and a hands-on, post-show demonstration make the Chinese language and cultural experience accessible to even the youngest audience members.
Hao Bang Ah! Tiger! has been featured in both in-person and online events with presenters including Asia Society, Linden Court Gardens, Queens Public Library, and the Brooklyn Festival of Arts and Music.
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