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Sunny Shadows: the Art of Chinese Shadow Puppet Play

In danger of becoming a forgotten craft, Chinese shadow puppetry is an exquisite form of storytelling that originated in the Han Dynasty. Not only is it a captivating and lively form of entertainment, but it is also an elegant folk art.

We want to introduce this gem of Chinese culture to today’s youth.  It is our hope that the kids will fall in love with shadow play, and as a result, gain greater appreciation and awareness for their cultural heritage. This way shadow art can be passed down and preserved through the generations.

Event Details:

1) Shadow play performance

2) Quiz portion for kids (with prizes)

3) Learn basic techniques from puppet masters

The afternoon’s event will be held at the newly renovated Shichahai Shadow Art Hotel, which boasts traditional-opera style décor and a magnificent shadow art theater.

Don’t miss this fun and educational opportunity to experience Chinese shadow play!

Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Time: 4-5:30pm

Venue: No. 24  Song Shu Jie, Xicheng District, Beijing   (Shichahai Shadow Art Performance Hotel)


Ticket: Children (ages 4+) and parents – 40RMB; Members – free

Register via chpnews@163.com or (010) 6403 6532.

Please include your name, contact information, and number of attendees.

*Reminder: There is very limited parking space in the area. We strongly suggest you find another form of transportation besides driving.

Map of Venue

Map of Venue

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