The Legend of Light and Shadow
Shadow puppetry has a history of more than 2,000 years in China. Renowned Huaxian County shadow puppetry is honoured as a “living fossil” of this performing art, and local people call it a “five man show.” Fuve performers complete the storytelling, play the instruments and work the puppets. “A single mouth can tell thousands of years of tales; a pair of hands can conduct millions of soldiers.” However, it is fighting to survive. Shadow puppet troupe and traditional shadow puppeteers in rural areas around China are bringing shadow puppetry close to the audience, especially the younger generation.
Duration: 30 minutes