Illustration showing colourful puppet characters

A Chinese Shadow Puppet troupe from Beijing will perform in The Theatre, DIT Rathmines on Wednesday, 06 February at 12.30 - and everyone is invited!  Organised by the School of Languages, this is a unique opportunity to experience shadow puppetry, which is one of the rare treasures of Chinese performing arts.  Characters are carved out of leather and are themselves an exquisite art form.  Puppeteers manipulate the puppets which are projected behind a lit white screen, and the performances are accompanied by traditional Chinese musical instruments.  The Beijing Bailing Troupe is the only professional performing troupe left in the Beijing area today and while they have travelled extensively this is the first opportunity to see them in Dublin.

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