Programs > Gathering of the Marionettes
Gathering of the Marionettes
2021-04-29 - 2021-05-02
The Quanzhou marionette puppet, known for its extraordinary artistic heritage, has been, since the Qin and Han Dynasty, the longest lasting marionette art that we have inherited. It has become a rare treasure of Chinese marionette theater. In 2012, UNESCO listed the Quanzhou marionette puppet as Good Practices of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. “Big Whale” invites Quanzhou Puppet Theatre to perform a few essential classic pieces for young audiences, including Drunk Zhongkui. Children will have the opportunity to appreciate both the exquisite puppet objects and the virtuosity of manipulating puppets.