From No to Mata Hari, 2,000 Years of Asian Theater

Stretching over 2,000 years of theater in Asia, this exhibition celebrates the vibrant and diverse forms of theater that have enriched cultures across the continent from China to Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, and India.
, 'Mata Hari dancing in the library of the Musée Guimet,' 1905, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Unknown Artist

Mata Hari dancing in the library of the Musée Guimet, 1905

"From No to Mata Hari, 2,000 Years of Asian Theater" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Court General Robe with dragon motifs and headdress with Reeves's pheasant feathers,' Early 19th century, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Court General Robe with dragon motifs and headdress with Reeves's pheasant feathers, Early 19th century

"From No to Mata Hari, 2,000 Years of Asian Theater" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Symphony of Light Uzu - magma swirling in the furnace,' 2006, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Itchiku Kubota

Symphony of Light Uzu - magma swirling in the furnace, 2006

"From No to Mata Hari, 2,000 Years of Asian Theater" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'The courtesan Ohatsu and the young man Tokubei,' 19th century, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

The courtesan Ohatsu and the young man Tokubei, 19th century

"From No to Mata Hari, 2,000 Years of Asian Theater" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Character from "The Legend of the White Snake:"  Blue Snake  ,' mid-20th century, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Character from "The Legend of the White Snake:" Blue Snake , mid-20th century

"From No to Mata Hari, 2,000 Years of Asian Theater" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Ensemble of Wayang Kulit shadow figures,' End of 19th century, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Ensemble of Wayang Kulit shadow figures, End of 19th century

"From No to Mata Hari, 2,000 Years of Asian Theater" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Rama,' 1980, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Rama, 1980

"From No to Mata Hari, 2,000 Years of Asian Theater" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)

, 'Mahabharata, battle scene,' c. 1850, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Mahabharata, battle scene, c. 1850

"From No to Mata Hari, 2,000 Years of Asian Theater" at MNAAG, Paris (2015)