Hand puppet is a type of opera using cloth puppets that originated during the 17th century in Quanzhou or Zhangzhou of China's Fujian province, and historically practised in the Min Nan-speaking areas such as Quanzhou, Zhangzhou, the Guangdong region of Chaoshan, and other parts of southern China. Take this opportunity, travel expert comment the history of Hand Puppet in Taiwan.
Traditional Hand Puppet is originated in Fujian, a province of China during the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. In the 50s, in order to attract more audience, the puppeteers in Taiwan decided to create the size of the puppets and add modern music, lights and special effects in the performance. It's called Golden Light Puppet. TV Hand Puppet is a new style of puppetry started to appear on TV since 70s. The puppets are bigger, more gorgeous and more delicate. It has become very popular among the young generation in Taiwan.Show rundown:Part 1 – Main Show Story Line: The Mayor and the Lion. Scene 1: A funny mayor greets the audienceScene 2: Two boys perform Chinese kungfuScene 3: The lion strolls around, sleeps, tumbles, greets and then loses its temper.Scene 4: The mayor plays with the lion.Scene 5: A cannibal monster claims that he is afraid of any hard rocks that you throw…Part 2 – Introduction of Taiwanese Hand Puppet and to learn traditional one，every guest can learn how to perform with puppets.Part 3 – Invite you up on the stage to performTo join the performance on the stage and experience “Taiwan Hand Puppet” with us.