Jeannie Wood
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CATS presents ‘Asian Tales of Terror’ at Nevada Theatre

Join Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra and escape to the exciting unforeseen wonders of the unknown with “Asian Tales of Terror.” A thrilling experience awaits as Eth-Noh-Tec of San Francisco guides your imagination through ghoulish Asian legends and myths.

From such far away places as China, the Philippines and Tibet, Eth-Noh-Tec will thrill, scare, rub your funny bone and generally celebrate the season with fright. Get ready to shiver, shake and scream with delight!

CATS is presenting this world-renown troupe for a Halloween treat at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Nevada Theatre.

Its unique style of storytelling and physical theatre fuses the ancient with the contemporary. Using stylized movements, lyrical poetry, precision choreography, mime and the occasional percussion, they stoke the imagination to the fullest.

They are a marvel to watch, unparalleled in artistry. With a bare stage and minimal props, they guide the audience through a world of enchantment with just their voices, facial expressions, movements and gestures.

Eth-Noh-Tec is a kinetic story theater company, weaving [tec] together distinctive cultural elements of the East and West [eth] to create new possibilities [noh].

Founded in 1982 by Artistic co-Directors Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, Eth-Noh-Tec draws on nearly three decades of training and performance experience in traditional and contemporary arts, including storytelling, theater, dance and music.

Eth-Noh-Tec is featured at festivals, museums, universities and conferences around the globe, including the Smithsonian, Kennedy Center, National Storytelling Festival, Timpanogos Storytelling Festival and Fabelhaft Festival.

They have also performed at the Sierra Storytelling Festival at the North Columbia Schoolhouse in Nevada City.

Eth-Noh-Tec’s honors include performing at President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration in 2009 and President Clinton’s Inaugural Celebration in 1997. Robert Kikuchi-Yngoyo was presented with the national Young Audiences Artist of the Year Award in 1999.

CATS is pleased to present Asian Tales of Terror. Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at the door, and can be purchased at Book Seller in Grass Valley, BriarPatch Co-op or online at http://catsweb.org.

For more information, call 530-265-2990.

The audience is encouraged to wear costumes. This event is appropriate for those 8 and older.

Jeannie Wood is the executive director for CATS.


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