The traditional Tengchong shadow play

| | China History Images, Travel to Baoshan

China Underground > Travel to Yunnan > Travel to Baoshan > The traditional Tengchong shadow play
  • 5
  •  
  •  
  • 1
  •  
  •  

Tengchong shadow play (皮影戏) origin can be traced back to 170 years.

The play is based on legends, historical novels, and folklore.

Shadow play is an ancient form of storytelling and entertainment that uses flat articulated cut-out figures which are held between a source of light and a translucent screen or scrim.

Belonging to western accents school, the play is famous for sprightly rhythm and passionate mood. The players now preserve thousands of puppets as well as hundreds of programs that are featured by excellent performance and vivid images.

Traditional Tengchong shadow play images

Tengchong Shadow Play
Tengchong Shadow Play

Subscribe to China Underground and get the free magazine 'Planet China'

* indicates required

View previous campaigns.

By clicking Sign Up, you agree to our terms and conditions.

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

Previous

The ancient Ailao Serial Bells of Baoshan

Tengchong Hot Springs

Next

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.