Folklore exhibition in New york

Iam watching the TV and on DTH TATA SKY i just came across this news ….. of an International folklore exhibition in Newyork…..

here are some links, this is my moblog and will post a detailed one after my research and study on it tommorrow. It has been a tideous day and when I returned home after a wonderful but tiring and pursuasive day at the bank (SBI FOR VEHICLE LOAN, u know how goverment owned beaurocratic bankers work) after which we bought a mahindra club to my friend shiva (ofcourse with his money) and there was a lot more when we returned home …bhabhi Parvathi (sis in law) was celebrating her birhday……

Mythic Creatures (Session 1)

It would ofcourse be wonderful to have all the mythical imaginary folkloristic animals and beasts at one place and the American Museum of Natural History in New York is no Exception for Folklorists like me……. Although its sad that I cant attend the festival Iam sure it is as exciting studying it through the interNet.

Feasome dragons, giant birds of prey, elegant unicorns are all creatures that did not roam the four corners of this earth, but were all in the human imagination and folklore. The American Museum of Natural History in New York has now put together an exhibition titled ‘Mythic Creatures’, featuring some of the most enduring mythological beasts from all over the world.


The exhibit juxtaposes models of mythical beasts with fossils to examine how actual sightings of prehistoric animals, embellished with a mix of fear and fantasy could have created tales of creatures like dragons, unicorns and mermaids. ‘Mythic Creatures’ will be open until next January. (Money control)

The folklore exhibition would extend until January next year and it would include

  • Mythic Stories and Tales
  • Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns & Mermaids
  • exciting dance-drama of the Barong, a mythical and sacred Balinese dragon
  • Stealing the Heavenly Peaches,” an excerpt from the Peking Opera classic Journey to the West, featuring two of the most famous mythical creatures from the Chinese tradition — the Dragon King and the Monkey King.
  • over 250 “gaffs,” including vampire bats, Fiji mermaids and hairy trout.
  • Face painting — Chinese Theatre Works, 1–3:30 p.m.
  • Miniature Chinese dragon dance puppet workshop — Chinese Theatre Works, 1–3:30 p.m.
  • Wayang puppet workshop — Gamelan Dharma Swara, 3–5 p.m.
  • Mythic shadow puppet creatures — Kim McCormack
  • Haitian mythic bottle painting — Pierre Kesler
  • Vejigantes stories from Puerto Rico — George Zavala
  • African mythic art — Sandra Bell
  • Between performances: Dragon and unicorn parade in the Museum by the martial arts group Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute.

The Horned Garuda mask shows an ancient Indian sun-eagle devouring a snake. …. Would Phillips do it again in New York? They would like to, yes, …


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