Once Upon a Time in Chinese America

BAM Harvey Theater
651 Fulton St, New York, NY 11217
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Fred Ho's Once Upon a Time in Chinese America is an unprecedented martial arts ballet and music-theater epic. The production chronicles the story of Gar Man Jang, whose unholy alliance with Manchu imperial forces leads to the Shaolin Temple?s defeat and the unleashing of a terrible hidden secret. Radical writer, composer and jazz musician Ho transposes this seventeenth-century Chinese martial arts fable rife with betrayal, intrigue, and political opportunism into a stunning fusion of American jazz, pop culture, Chinese opera, and ancient martial arts including awe-inspiring kung fu, tai chi, and hand-to-hand boxing.

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