Posted by Risa Harada on Jan 31st, 2010 | no comments
Chinese Shadow Theater is one important item of Lantern Festival Overseas,
Chinese Shadow Theater is the appellation of shadow show and its personages products ( including props and sceneries) . Chinese Shadow Theater, which is simple and elegant with profound national flavour, has the value both for appreciation and reservation.
Terminology from wikipedia
A number of terms are used to describe the different forms.
- (皮影戏, pí yĭng xì) is a shadow theatre using leather puppets. The figures are usually moved behind a thin screen and is not entirely a show of shadows as it is more of a silhouette shadow. This gives the figures some color, and is not 100% black and white.
- (纸影戏, zhĭ yĭng xì) is paper shadow theatre.
- (中國影戏, zhōng guó yĭng xì) is Chinese shadow theatre.
Chinese Shadow Theater
It is a unique artistic variety form combining folk art and drama , and also an indispensable exquisite pearl in the palace of Chinese folk art.
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