Puppetry Theory

Chen Xi Huang and the art of Chinese puppetry

By August 8, 2012 August 7th, 2017 No Comments

This a video of 82-year-old Chinese puppet master Chen Xi Huang demonstrating traditional Chinese hand puppetry at the TEDxShanghai conference earlier this year. Note how he uses a “transparent” puppet to demonstrate his complex hand movements, which is a very common teaching technique in traditional Chinese and Taiwanese puppetry.

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