The Ice River

Journeying to India, Monk Tang and his disciples Monkey, Pig, and Sha-jing have just found a quiet temple to rest in when they learn that a powerful river monster has been demanding all the food in the area, year after year. Searching for the surprising secret of the monster’s formidable power takes the disciples over the Ice River, down to its bottom, and up to the heavens. Madeleine Beresford and Margaret Moody use traditional Bu Dai Xi puppets and choreography in their lively presentation of this episode from the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. Accompanied by original music. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Film Clips

Puppets come with a lot of baggage…Pig helps Sha-jing move a suitcase
Oh Great King!

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