Taiwan and its Puppets
by Jean-Robert Thomann

Taiwanese puppets have undergone multiple transformations over their 150-year history. They compose today a fabulous kaleidoscope of a great symbolic and aesthetic wealth. Through the greatest artists we penetrate the mysteries of a creative universe of infinite diversity. The great master of girdle puppets, Chen-Hsi Huang, is committed to transmitting his art to young people. Television studios are developing a practice oriented towards new media. Young puppeteers, such as Huang Wu Shan, create a new type of theater, resolutely modern… Taoist rituals are not forgotten and are always at the center of this artistic practice, rich of its roots and turned towards the future.

Documentary – 52’ – 2012
Director : Jean-Robert Thomann

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