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David Henry Hwang & Julie Taymor to Chat M. BUTTERFLY at Asia Society Museum

David Henry Hwang & Julie Taymor to Chat M. BUTTERFLY at Asia Society Museum

Asia Society has announced its upcoming discussions and events, including David Henry Hwang and Julie Taymor in conversation about M. Butterfly's return to Broadway. Scroll down for details!


Meet the 2017 Asia Game Changers (Discussion)
Wed, Nov 1, 2017. 1:30 to 3:00 pm

Each year, Asia Society presents the Asia Game Changer Awards to individuals and organizations making a transformative and positive difference for the future of Asia. Seven on this year's nine awardees will discuss their inspiring stories at Asia Society before they receive the Asia Game Changer Award later that evening.

- Sonita Alizadeh, rapper and activist (Afghanistan)
- Jean Liu, President and CEO, Didi Chuxing (China)
- Aisholpan Nurgaiv, 'The Eagle Huntress' (Mongolia)
- Leng Ouch, environmental activist (Cambodia)
- Dev Patel, award-winning actor and philanthropist (India/UK)
- Wu Tong, musician and composer (China)
- Sherrie Westin, Executive Vice President of Global Impact and Philanthropy for Sesame Workshop, education television pioneers (Global)

Contemporary Music from the East (Performance)
Thu, Nov 2, 2017. 8:00 to 9:30 pm

The Aga Khan Music Initiative Ensemble is a collective of master musicians who create new music inspired by their own deep roots in the cultural heritage of the Middle East and Mediterranean Basin, South Asia, Central Asia, West Africa, and China. This special performance features three master musicians from the ensemble.

- Homayoun Sakhi, master performer of the Afghan rubâb
- Salar Nader, virtuosic tabla player
- Wu Man, world-renowned pipa player

M. Butterfly Back on Broadway (Discussion)
Fri, Nov 3, 2017. 6:30 to 8:30 pm

This fall, M. Butterfly returns to Broadway in a dazzling new production. David Henry Hwang and Julie Taymor come together to discuss their artistic collaboration and the new vision they have developed in recognition of the wider issues that make the production contemporary, nearly 30 years after its original Broadway debut in 1988.

- David Henry Hwang, playwright
- Julie Taymor, filmmaker and director

Nine Continents (Book Launch)
Wed, Nov 8, 2017. 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Xiaolu Guo's latest book, Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China, explores how Chinese families coped with the Cultural Revolution, China's rapid economic growth, and a globalized world.

- Xiaolu Guo, author, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers, and I Am China
- Isaac Stone Fish, senior fellow, Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations


Asia Society Museum presents a wide range of traditional, modern, and contemporary exhibitions of Asian and Asian American art, taking new approaches to familiar masterpieces and introducing under-recognized arts and artists. The Asia Society Museum Collection comprises a traditional art collection, including the initial bequests of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd, and a contemporary art collection. Through exhibitions and public programs, Asia Society provides a forum for the issues and viewpoints reflected in both traditional and contemporary Asian art, and in Asia today.

Asia Society Museum is located at 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Friday from 11:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. Closed on Mondays and major holidays. General admission is $12, seniors $10, students $7; and free for members and persons under 16. Free admission Friday evenings, from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. The Museum is closed Fridays after 6:00 P.M. in July and August. Find out more at AsiaSociety.org/NY and @AsiaSocietyNY.

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