Lincoln Center Festival: Monkey-Journey to the West

Theater

Musicals

Upper West Side

Until Sun Jul 28 2013

  • $$$
  • Photograph: Stephanie Berger

    Monkey: Journey to the West

  • Photograph: Stephanie Berger

    Monkey: Journey to the West

  • Photograph: Stephanie Berger

    Monkey: Journey to the West

  • Photograph: Stephanie Berger

    Monkey: Journey to the West

  • Photograph: Stephanie Berger

    Monkey: Journey to the West

Photograph: Stephanie Berger

Monkey: Journey to the West

Time Out rating:

<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>3</span>/5

Not yet rated

Be the first...

 
0

Reviews

Add +

Users say

0
<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>0</span>/5

Average User Rating

1 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:0
  • 4 star:0
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:1
LiveReviews|1
0 people listening
Chinese cultural

this is the most distort version of "Journey to the West" I had ever seen. Nothing closed to the real story of "Journey to the West" that I grew up with. the original story was the legendary pilgrimage to India of the Buddhist monk Xuanzang. He travelled to the "Western Regions" during the Tang Dynasty, to obtain sacred texts (sūtras). The bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (Guanyin), on instruction from the Buddha, gives this task to the monk and his three protectors in the form of disciples — namely Sun Wukong / Monkey King, Zhu Bajie/Pig and Sha Wujing/ Friar Sand, and a dragon prince who acts as Xuanzang's steed, a white horse. These four characters have agreed to help Xuanzang as an atonement for past sins. it’s a journey of how the monk and his disciples cultivate and let go of their desire and attachments. I was always very inspired and facisnated with every test they’ve been through. In this acrobatic version of the story, it wasn’t expressed well on the story theme, rather, it mispresents the greatest classical literature in China. I would be happy to just read the book.