Monday, June 25, 2012

Chinese puppet theater

Enjoyed a Chinese puppet theater production of "There's nothing to tell" at In The Heart of the Beast theatre last night.  This was an original production created and designed by Fulbright scholar Annie Katsura Rollins.

Annie Rollins
Children of all ages were spell bound by the colorful puppets and engaging story as shared by Annie.  Audience members were allowed to walk around the theater during the production, much like the informal atmosphere at shadow puppet shows in China.

After the performance children were invited up to try their hands at using the shadow puppets.

Chinese shadow puppetry began back around 200 AD, and has since developed into a folk art throughout China and much of Asia.  To learn more about Chinese shadow puppets visit AnnieRollin's website on Wordpress.

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