Shadow play

(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-06-14

Shadow play
The Taishan Shadow play. [File photo]

Shadow play or shadow puppetry is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment that uses opaque, often intricately designed figures in front of an illuminated backdrop to to create the illusion of moving images.

Today, puppets made of leather and moved on sticks are used to tell dramatic versions of traditional fairy tales and myths.

 

Editor: Li Jing

Source: The Information Office of Tai'an Government