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Taishan shadow play
Written on 2018-10-30 2:00 PM

Let’s go and watch a Taishan shadow play! Shadow play or shadow puppetry established unshakable position in Chinese art area. It is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment that uses opaque, often elaborately designed figures in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images. Today, puppets made of leather and moved on sticks are used to tell dramatic versions of traditional fairy tales and myths. During a shadow play, puppeteers hide themselves behind a white curtain and move stick-mounted puppets, while also narrating the story through folk song. Don’t hesitate to watch a shadow play, the theatre also serves as a perfect place for relaxation while one watches.



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