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The Master of Shadow Puppets

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Channel: Great Big Story
Categories: Fine Arts   |   Society / Culture   |   Social Science  
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Fan Zhengan is keeping the tradition of Mount Tai shadow puppetry alive in Taian, China. The art form was created more than 2,000 years ago. Zhengan, who turns 76 this year, has been at it for 68 years, and hes basically a one-man puppeteering band. He operates anywhere from four to eight (and sometimes dozens!) of puppets when he performs. Zhengan also does the voices, writes the stories and plays the music (with his feet, of course). Join us as we pull back the curtain on this master puppeteers shows.

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