Stony Brook University and wang center Stony Brook University home page

Past Fall 2016 Performances

peking opera performanceChinese Peking Opera and Magic Show
Friday, September 23, 2016 at 6:00–7:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

Admission: $10 (General) | $5 (Students/Seniors)
Free for Children Under 12

To celebrate Global Confucius Day, the Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University will present a Peking opera. Peking opera is a form of traditional Chinese theatre that combines music, vocal performance, dance, and magic tricks. It was extremely popular in the court of the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) and has come to be regarded as a Chinese cultural treasure. With its elaborate and colorful costumes, the repertoire of Peking opera includes over 1,400 works, many of which are based on Chinese history, folklore, and, increasingly, contemporary life.

confucius institute


Chinese Peking Opera Dress-Up
Friday, September 23, 2016 at 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Lobby


taiko drum performanceJataka: Four Fables of the Lives of the Buddha in Shadow Puppetry
Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

French puppet masters Caroline Borderies and Maud Aptekar bring another fantastic show to the Wang Center. Using their shadow puppets, they interpret classical Buddhist Jataka tales with their own distinctive French flair. Narrated by an elephant, a parrot, and a golden peacock, the Jataka tales are stories of the Buddha’s past lives. The show will offer simple yet powerful lessons in living with honesty, wisdom, and compassion that are sure to touch the hearts and minds of the young and older audiences alike.


Trick or Treat: Shadow Puppet Making
Saturday, October 8 at 1:30 – 3:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre Lobby



Join the Mailing List

Get e-blast & e-newsletter
updates by email

Charles B. Wang Center

Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4040

Contact Info

Phone: (631) 632-4400
Fax: (631) 632-9503
social media icons Connect Facebook YouTube Twitter Flickr Instragram
Login to Edit