Quanzhou Puppet Troupe (Fujian Province, China)

Quanzhou Puppet Troupe
Quanzhou Puppet Troupe

Quanzhou puppets are elaborate folk handicrafts produced in Quanzhou, in Fujian province that date back to the Tang Dynasty (618-906). By the Song Dynasty (960-1279) the tradition was wide-spread.

Everyone: FREE

Saturday, July 12, 2014
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Studio Theatre
York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

Sunday, July 13, 2014
12:00PM – 1:00PM
235 Queens Quay West

Quanzhou, the starting point of the Maritime Silk Road, is famous for its puppet tradition of more than one thousand years. Quanzhou’s marionette repertoire consists of more than 700 traditional plays and some 300 “puppet tunes” played with ancient instruments such as the “foot-pressed drum.” Founded in 1952 as the main inheritor of the city’s marionette tradition, the Quanzhou Puppet Troupe has revived and created a great number of works and toured nearly 50 countries and regions in the world. The New York Times called the group’s 2009 Carnegie Hall performance “exhilarating.”

Chen Luanzhi 陈銮治,string puppeteer

Chen Zhijie 陈志杰, musician, chief drum, traditional Chinese percussion instrument

Dai Xun 戴勋,string puppeteer

Fu Duanfeng 傅端凤,string puppeteer

Huang Dasheng 黄达生, musician, traditional Chinese percussion instrument , guitar, er’hu(string instrument)

Huang Wenjun 黄文君, string puppeteer

Huang Zhenlong黄贞龙, musician, aizai (string instrument), er’hu

Li Xiaohui李小惠,string puppeteer

Lin Jianyu林建裕,string puppeteer, percussion instrument

Shen Suge沈苏革,string puppeteer

Wang Jinxian王景贤, Director, presenter

Wu Jilian吴季莲, musician, pipa (Chinese lute)

Wu Weihong吴伟宏,string puppeteer

Xu Shaowei许少伟,string puppeteer

Xu Ziming许子铭, musician, flute

Zeng Kaiyu曾凯瑜, musician, sheng (pipe wind instrument)

Zhang Gong张弓, string puppeteer