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The Joys of Puppetry - Traditional Chinese Puppet Show and Exhibition
偶戏拾趣 - 中华传统木偶荟萃展演
Synopsis

The Joys of Puppetry - Traditional Chinese Puppet Show and Exhibition

The puppet art in China has a history of thousands of years. It is one of the significant arts among the traditional Chinese folk art (Quyi). The puppet shows from Guangxi have distinctive features and with various forms of performance, including rod puppet, marionette, mollusk puppet, hand puppet, and iron branch puppet.

Every puppet is designed and created in its unique spirit and has the similar characteristics to the real person. When the artists and the puppets perform together on the stage, the expressions and movement of puppets are in coincident with the artists. The puppeteers are proficient in manipulating puppets in the movements like tidying up hats, throwing sleeves, breathing fire, face changing, drinking, and painting. The integration of puppeteers and puppets is the highest state of the art for a puppet show, and it will be more difficult for multiple puppeteers to operate one puppet simultaneously, such performance requires the puppeteers to have rich experience and decades of training.  

The Joys of Puppetry will be a comprehensive performance of various types of puppetry in the theme of traditional Chinese historical stories. This puppet show has a total of six programs, including a traditional puppet show Three Monks which depicts the value of teamwork; Erlang Saving His Mother highlights the value of filial piety; Face-Changing(Bianlian) brings out the ancient Chinese dramatic art of Sichuan opera; a marionette puppet show Zhongkui which operated by 13 threads and shows the complexity of puppetry; A Dream of Rainbow displays the dancing puppets that operated with 8-metre long silk ribbons; Drunken Taibai Writes Calligraphy shows the astonishment of Chinese calligraphy written by puppet. These programs have won several international prizes, including Best Artistic Expression Award, Best Performance Award, Best Stage Art Award at Prague and Croatia World Festival of Puppet Art.

Moreover, there will be interaction with puppeteers on the stage during the performance, which audiences might have a chance to experience the art of puppetry in a close quarter. Besides that, an exhibition themed “Wonderful Puppets” will be held 30 minutes before the performance, in which the history and operation skills of different types of puppets will be explained by a professional puppeteer to help the audiences to gain a deeper insight into the art of puppetry.

偶戏拾趣 - 中华传统木偶荟萃展演

在中国,木偶艺术已有数千年的发展历史,是曲艺沃土上绽放的一朵艺苑奇葩。广西木偶戏更是具有鲜明特点,包括杖头木偶、提线木偶、软体木偶、布袋木偶和铁枝木偶等多种表演形式。每个木偶都造型生动、制作精美、形神兼备、酷似真人,演员和木偶同台演出时,二者神貌无异,表演生动细腻、丰富离奇,整冠甩袖、喷火变脸、饮酒作画样样精通。人偶合一是木偶表演的最高境界,一个木偶由多人操作表演更是难上加难,需长久的磨合训练才能达到。

在本次展演活动中,广西木偶剧团精心准备了一台以中华优秀传统文化为创作背景的舞台作品,共包括六个节目。现场观众不但可以观赏到讲述合作之美的传统木偶剧《三个和尚》,还可以观赏到弘扬孝道之美的《二郎救母》;不但可以饱览结合川剧变脸绝技的人偶表演《变脸》,而且也能目睹到十三根悬丝高难度操控的提线木偶表演《钟馗》;不但可以体验到八米彩绸飞舞的人偶技艺舞蹈《七彩之梦》,而且也能体验到让人惊叹的木偶书法技艺表演《太白醉书》。以上多个节目曾荣获布拉格、克罗地亚国际木偶艺术节“最佳艺术表现奖”、“最佳演出奖”、“最佳舞台美术奖”等国际性大奖,深得专家和观众们的喜爱。

此外,演出过程中也安排了互动教学环节,通过演员对木偶的操作示范教学,让有兴趣的朋友们能直接到台上体验木偶操作的无穷乐趣。演出结束后,现场小朋友们也可以与演职人员合影留念。同时,为了让喜欢木偶的朋友们能近距离地感受木偶艺术的神奇魅力,广西木偶剧团还在演出前30分钟安排了以“认识奇妙的偶”为主题的木偶精品展示活动,由专业木偶老师针对不同种类的木偶的历史起源、人物特点、木偶操作等方面进行解说,让观众近距离体验到如何欣赏木偶艺术品。

Start Sales Date

Internet:
11 Sep 2018, 2pm

Other Channels:
11 Sep 2018, 2pm

Language

Mandarin

Duration

Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes without interval

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Rating / Age Limit

  • No admission for infants in arms and children below 4 years old.
  • Children 4 years old and above must purchase a ticket for entry.
  • Admission is subject to tickets produced at the entrance.

 
Photography / Video Recording Rules

  • No Photography, Video recording and Audio recording is allowed for this event.

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Biography of Artists/Performers

Presented and Produced by Guangxi Puppet Troupe Co. Ltd.

Guangxi Puppet Troupe Co. Ltd., formerly named as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Puppet Troupe, which was founded in Apr.1956. It is an organization with the professional artistic performance at the autonomous region level. The troupe has affiliated with Guangxi Art Performance Group, including 5 national first-class artists who are the representative inheritors of the puppetry arts at the autonomous region level, 13 national second-class artists, and a large group of excellent and professional talents in the areas of the art performance, design, production, and operation. 


Guangxi Puppet Troupe Co. Ltd. is focusing on inheriting and promoting the traditional Chinese puppetry arts while exploring the new forms of performance. Over the past six decades, it has produced and performed a number of excellent programs and plays, including Red Boy, Thumbelina, Little Mermaid, Nine-color Deer, Lulu's Journey to the Earth, New Rhyme of Puppet Art, Story under the Sea, Zhuangzhuang, Run Quickly!, and Third Sister Liu and Brother A Niu, and so on. With the rich contents which are covering from ancient to modern characteristics, and integrating of the fables and myths, those plays are well received by the audiences and experts worldwide. Guangxi Puppet Troupe Co. Ltd. has won prizes at various professional art performance competitions nationally and internationally, including Gold Lion Award, Osmanthus Silver Award, Bronze Drum Award at national puppet show competitions, and Best Artistic Expression Award, Best Performance Award, Best Stage Art Award, Best collective Animation Award, Best Drama Award, and Excellent Musical Performance Award at international puppet show competitions.


With its popular and excellent plays, Guangxi Puppet Troupe Co. Ltd. has been performed in many countries, including Czech, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Kampuchea, Thailand, Brunei, Croatia, as well as the regions like Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. Their performances have been highly recognized by the experts and warmly received by the public, which fully demonstrated the excellence and competence of Guangxi Puppet Troupe in the international puppet industry.
 

演出单位介绍

本节目由广西木偶剧团有限责任公司演出及制作

广西木偶剧团有限责任公司前身是广西壮族自治区木偶剧团,创建于1956年4月,是中国自治区级专业艺术表演团体,隶属广西演艺集团有限责任公司,拥有自治区级代表性传承人、国家一级演员5人,国家二级演员13人以及一大批集演艺、设计、制作、经营于一身的优秀专业技术人才。

六十多年来,广西木偶剧团有限责任公司坚持继承和弘扬中华优秀的传统艺术,不断创新,努力探索,形成新风格、拓展新领域,相继创排了《红孩儿》《拇指姑娘》《小美人鱼》《九色鹿》《鲁鲁地球旅行记》《偶艺新韵》《海底故事》《壮壮快跑》《刘三姐与阿牛哥》等一批批舞台艺术精品,内容涵括古今、寓言神话,深受观众喜爱。这些剧目都曾在专业艺术表演比赛中夺得大奖,多次摘得“金狮奖”、“桂花银奖”、“铜鼓奖”以及各类国际木偶大赛的“最佳艺术表现奖”、“最佳演出奖”、“最佳舞台美术奖”、“最佳集体动画奖”、“最佳剧目奖”和“优秀演奏奖”。在精品剧目的推波助澜下,演出足迹遍及国内外。多次在捷克、日本、新加坡、越南、柬埔寨、泰国、文莱、南美、克罗地亚等国家以及香港、澳门、台湾等地区演出,得到业内专家的高度认可和广大观众的热烈好评,充分展示了广西木偶戏在国际木偶皮影界的创作实力和艺术地位。
 

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Event Date
Sat, 20 - Sun, 21 Oct 2018

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