Pingyang puppet shows amaze the world
A group of puppeteers from Pingyang county in Zhejiang province represented China at the 26th International Puppet Artists and Puppet Show Art Exchange Activity in Zadar, Croatia recently.
Pingyang Puppet Show Protection and Inheritance Center was one of only eleven performance groups invited to the global event, and the only one from China, according to the culture department of the Pingyang government.
The troupe selected eleven shows to perform at the event, with a focus on presenting distinctive Chinese works that are accessible to an international audience.
The audience was amazed by the group's exquisite handmade puppets and the brilliant technique in pieces such as Lantern Show, Monkey Tricks and The Mad Monk Ji Gong.
The leaders of the International Puppet Assembly, the Puppet Assembly of Croatia and other delegations were also impressed by the Pingyang group's skill.
The Chinese delegation also participated in the event's outdoor puppet art salon to teach foreign audience how to manipulate string puppets.
Chinese artists from the Pingyang Puppet Show Protection and Inheritance Center perform the puppet show Exotic Charm onstage in Croatia. [Photo/66wz.com]
Chinese artists teach attendees at the International Puppet Artists and Puppet Show Art Exchange Activity how to manipulate string puppets in Croatia. [Photo/66wz.com]