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L'art de la lumiere et de l'ombre—Art Chinois

Hosted by a member of the Rabat Arts & Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Wed 19 Jun 18:30 - 20:00

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Let’s enjoy the Chinese ancient art: shadow play which perform in storytelling and entertainment using the opaque figures in front of an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images.

The shadow puppet play, also called "shadow play", is a drama form in which the player holds the human figures that are engraved by the animal hides with colored paintings, and reflected on the curtain through the light, singing and dancing controlled by the player with the silk string, gongs and drums music, playing a series of stories. It is widely spread in most regions in China, except Tibet and Xinjiang, with different styles of shadow puppet play in different places. However, the characters shaping and performance skills are all quite exquisite, with play themes including the Chinese ancient magic, myths, religions, monarchs, legal cases, wars, as well as talented scholars and pretty ladies, the secular life and etc.