Talents vitalize traditional puppet show in Quanzhou

enquanzhou.com| Updated: Nov 19, 2019 L M S

As the core project of the fourth Maritime Silk Road International Arts Festival, the sixth China Quanzhou International Puppet Show will be held in Quanzhou Nov 23.

During the event, 400 people in 28 puppet teams from 11 countries and regions will give performances.

"This year's international puppet show has the largest variety, the widest distribution and the largest population coverage," said Hong Shijian, who is in charge of a local inheritance and protection center for puppet shows in Quanzhou.

The teams will put on great shows on stages at local schools, in the countryside and urban communities, aiming to fully reflect the concept of "international art should be shared by all people".

It is expected that this year's international puppet show will attract many international puppetry experts.

Quanzhou puppet show has been dubbed an outstanding representative of Chinese puppet performance art. Quanzhou held its first international puppet festival in October 1986, followed by festivals in 1992, 2000, 2015 and 2017, and these have created great interest and influence at home and abroad.


A South Korean puppet troupe is set to give a show during the event. [Photo/qzwb.com]