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The Drought Goddess · Dream of the World

The Drought Goddess · Dream of the World

Exhausting her divine power in battle and unable to return to the heavens, the Drought Goddess wanders the world in search of a place to call home.

Although the world seemed vast and wide, there was nowhere that could accommodate the Drought Goddess as drought followed her wherever she went. And as she journeyed, her encounters with elves, humans and deities along the way helped her understand why she never could remain still when she ended up on an island at the edge of the world. 

Inspired by the ancient Chinese myth of Hanba, the goddess of drought, La Cie MaxMind presents a contemporary theatrical take on the creation of the world told through Nanguan music, dance, puppetry and an invented mythological language. A reflection and rumination of contemporary life, The Drought Goddess · Dream of the World is an original mythological story developed from the Chinese classic text Classic of Mountains and Seas. It looks through the lens of ancient mythology to examine modern conflicts between humans and the environment, and individuals and their communities.

Written and directed by Lee Yi-Hsiu, The Drought Goddess · Dream of the World features live music composed by Hsu Shu-Hui that showcases its critically acclaimed fusion of Nanguan and Beiguan music, and a physical performance guided by contemporary Taiwan dance choreographer Eddie Lin.

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