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“Asian Treasure Bag”

Myths and Folk Tales come alive on the stage

Eth-Noh-Tec weaves the movement, dance, and storytelling to cast their magical spell, “Once Upon A Time…” over the audience as they are transported to the many cultures of Asia. Tales of foolish Kings, wise creatures, magical power objects reveal their lives under the sky of YOUR imagination!

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“Asia FantAsia”

Folk Tales Music and Whole Lotta Fun!

Master Teller, Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo presents his solo talents blending storytelling with music, humor and wit on this adventure of listening. Audiences young and old, students and teachers alike laugh at the humor, are tickled by the wit, and enlightened by the wisdom of ages found in the cultures of the Asian world.

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“Kids Love Kulintang”

From the jungles of Mindanao, Philippines

The music and dance swirls around bronze gong music of the indigenous people of the Emerald Islands: The Maranao, Tausug, Maguindanao and more. Since the Third Century, this music, often played at wedding, social gatherings, welcome ceremonies and rituals of healing is part of the universe of gong-chimes commonly found in Southeast Asia. Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, the pioneered the playing of this traditional Filipino music in California forming the states first traditional gong ensembles.

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“The Eth-Noh-Tec Ensemble”

Pan-Asian Tales, Myths and More!

Under the auspices of acclaimed Eth-Noh-Tec kinetic theater, these Next Generation, Asian American performers take to the stage conjuring the characters of the ancient Asian stories into a delightful show of whimsy AND wisdom. They bring to life such stories as “Cleverness” (a cautionary tale from India), “Usanba” (outwitting a bully, tale from Myanmar), “Maliang and the Magic Brush” (Goodness rewarded through of power of art, Chinese folk tale). These any MANY more await the stages of your schools, libraries and community centers.

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“Red Altar”

The Untold American Tale of Chinese Immigrants.

Six Teenagers brave Pacific storms, a shipwreck, an earthquake… racist mobs… This is a story of survival in an era of anti-Chinese violence and legalized discrimination against Americans of Chinese ancestry.

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Honoring the Legacy of Immigration

This workshop, through sharing in community, personal and historic reflection, journaling, and art making will celebrate the roots of our people’s immigration. Engage the people of your community center, association, school or university on this very important subject

Orcas Storyfest

Orcas Island, Washington, August 23-25, 2019

With performances by Gary Lapow, Antoinette Botsford, Susan O’Halloran, Anji Rinzin, and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo and Nancy Wang of Eth-Noh-Tec.

“Tell it! Move it!”

Empower, Explore, Discover the Storyteller in YOU!

Ever wanted to tell a compelling tale, personal story, legend, myth or folk tale? Ever wanted to take the stage and capture an audience with your story? Ever wonder how to stand, use your hands, structure a story, use your voice in more powerful ways?mEth-Noh-Tec invites you to take this course in storytelling.

“Speaking of You”

Presenting with Power and Presence

This is a workshop designed for people in business and public speaking. The techniques, skills and experiences of performing artists, Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, developed over a combined history of 80 years of professional performance have now been honed into a course specifically designed to empower presentational confidence, vocal delivery balanced with structure and spontaneity.

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Nu Wa Delegations

Join us on our storytelling delegations to Asia 2018!:
China (Oct 7-15) & Korea (16-25), 2018

Walk the cobbled spine of the Great Wall, explore the courtyards of the Forbidden City, peruse the gardens of the Summer Palace or Temple of Heaven and view the many splendors of one of the oldest continual cultures of civilization.

Storytelling Swaps in China

But the most exciting experience will be visiting the storytelling village of Gengcun. There, a plethora of tales and myths will await you in amidst a tradition so grand, that researchers have deemed this rural farm community “An Ocean of Stories.” Join us as we share, swap, and exchange our stories with over 100 mid-level to master tellers, some of whom know upwards of 500 stories! Share with the people of China the of who we are, not just as Americans, but as Global Citizens who love storytelling.

Korea! … Another Storytelling Adventure

Following the 10-day Chinese storytelling adventure, we will travel to Korea to explore storytelling and story-based performing arts of this northern land. Meet with storytellers, hear their traditions, and engage in community activities in schools, community centers and cultural institutions.

Team Leaders

This delegation is hosted by the Nu Wa Team: Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo of Eth-Noh-Tec (San Francisco). Our China and Korea Journey 2018 will be the seventh delegation lead by Eth-Noh-Tec (previous delegations: 2002, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014).

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