Dream of Land

Asian Arts Initiative
Philadelphia, PA
February 2016

Directed by Hua Hua Zhang


Dream of Land is an innovative, interdisciplinary, and cross cultural show. Artistic director, designer and sculptor Hua Hua Zhang uses simple brown paper to explore the fluid world of dream and the phenomenon of self. The show is inspired by Hua Hua’s recent trip back to China, where she noticed the high-energy millennial generation of Chinese who, like many Americans today, dream of overnight fame and success. Dream of Land explores how balance might be found between the desire of worldly achievement and the desire for inner peace. Through live sculpture, hand puppetry, shadow puppetry, dance and theater, performers enact a series of dreams about the quest for oneself.