CIIC:Today's featured article/March 30, 2017


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Puppet Show

Chinese puppetry has a long history. It is noted for its many types of puppets and superb manipulative skill. It's a truly unique art combining opera, music, fine art and craftsmanship. It creates magic with a beam of light.

Puppet shows (木偶剧) from various places had their own unique characteristics with strong local color in terms of figure modeling. String puppets from Quanzhou and Heyang, glove puppets from Zhangzhou, rod puppets from Guangdong, wire puppets from Chaozhou, shoulder-pole puppets from Wuqiao and large rod puppets from Sichuan were all finely and vividly crafted. They had all types of roles – sheng, dan, jing and chou -- as in Chinese opera. (More...)

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