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Chinese Shadow Puppetry


Language: English

Chinese shadow puppetry is a form of theatre whereby colourful silhouette figures perform traditional plays against a back-lit cloth screen, accompanied by music and singing. Puppeteers make the figures from leather or paper and manipulate them by means of rods to create the illusion of moving images. The puppeteers' skills of simultaneously manipulating several puppets, improvisational singing, and playing various musical instruments are handed down in families and troupes, passing from master to pupil. Puppetry spreads knowledge, promotes cultural values and entertains the community, especially the youth.


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Place/region: China, Asia and the Pacific
Series: 2011 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Director: Li Heqing Published in:
Rights: © 2009 China Puppet and Shadow Art Society
 

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2011-0042100004
Source ref.: DOC:0042100004 CAND:00421
Rights holder: UNESCO ; © 2009 China Puppet and Shadow Art Society