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Chinese Shadow Play and Puppet Art Festival kicks off in Wuhan

Source: hubei.gov.cn 06/13/2016 02:06:57

The performance scene of an original puppet show called “Legend of Arhat” (photo by Sun Wen)

The first Chinese Shadow Play and Puppet Art Festival raised curtain at Zhongnan Theater in Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei, on June 11, 2016.

The art festival will last for nine days, bringing a total of 28 performances of 12 plays, including puppet shows in which figurines are manipulated by wooden rods, marionettes, hand puppets, big puppets of northern Sichuan, etc. The shows are from different regions, and they are of various styles.

During the art festival, a forum themed with “the inheritance and innovative development of shadow play and puppet show in new period” will be also be held. Besides, several plays will be performed in schools.

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(hubei.gov.cn by Mao Huifang)