Chinese Puppet Theatre

Last night I went to see the Quanzhou puppets. They were fantastic! They have come from Fujian province in China with 2000 years of puppet history behind them and tell ancient folk tales and legends. There is the famous monkey Sun Wu Kung who does tricks while he rides a bicycle and much more. Each puppet has intricate movements and is controlled by over 30 strings. It’s definitely worth seeing if you’re in Melbourne and is on at the Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne from today until July 4. Bookings and Inquiries: 96622888.
You can also see a short video of the puppets at www.chinesemuseum.com.au

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