that is passing in proper style.The Tanglewood Marionette's production is playing at the New Years Celebration in Needham today as the 2012 year of the Dragon is winding down.The year of the Dragon comes every twelfth year. The Chinese dragon represents wisdom power and wealth and can be seen traditionally in the Chinese New Years Dragon Dance Parade. Then comes the year of the snake.
The Tanglewood Marionettes perform in Needham 12noon til 12:45 at St Joe's Gym today, December 31, 2012. See The Dragon King by the Tanglewood Marionettes, a New England based touring puppet stage.They have toured throughout the United States telling tales.The story The Dragon King was first written by playwright Frank Chin and was produced on stage in New York City in 1974. Now the Tanglewood Marionettes perform The Dragon King, a story about a Chinese family living in America.Puppeteers use string marionettes to bring the story to life. You will hear musical sounds from the far east as the puppets speak, and see the beautiful artwork in the stage set as you view the puppets who speak of the dragon. This puppet show is for children and adults alike.
The Chinese Zodiac calender will begin the 2013 Year of the Snake this coming February, and we are reminded that a snake is a symbol of healing to the Greek and Roman Gods. Aesculapius and Apollo were Gods of healing. The staff of Aesculapius is a staff with a serpent or snake encirclingit is a symbol of medicine in the American Medical Association, The British Royal Army Medical Corps., the Royal Canadian Medical Corps, and for doctors and clinics across Europe.