Home /Culture/ ArtEndangered shadow play art lives on in rural China(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated:2016-08-26 07:19CommentsA folk artist practices shadow play in a farmyard in Jingning county, Pingliang city, Gansu province. [Photo/VCG]Daytime shadow play is a kind of shadow play performed in the sunlight, and is different from the lamp shadow play performed at night.When they perform, puppeteers stand behind a white curtain, chant folk tales while manipulating opera characters, accompanied by live music. The traditional art form, though endangered now, is still quite popular among villagers in Henan, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Gansu provinces.The puppets and landscape in the shadow play are always carved by hand using animal skin. As an ancient art, it brought people much fun and enjoyment in the past when televisions and films were still not available.Previous Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next PagePrevious Page1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next PagePhotoEquestrianism gains currency in ChinaTop 10 biggest brands in AsiaNine new rules coming into effect from June 1Top 10 Chinese cities with internet plus tourismTraditional dresses for Yugur womenRelated Stories10th China International Folk Art Festival held in XiningTenth China International Folk Art Festival to kick off in AugustMolten metal sparks of Dashuhua entertain summer audiencesTurning straw to gold: folk artists straw pyrographyFolk Shehuo performance celebrates Longtaitou FestivalTagsshadow play art form folk artistMost Popular…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 130349