台原偶戲團 Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company
The company performs traditional puppet theatre while finding new and creative ways to further enhance the beauty of this traditional art. The company combines the skills of puppeteers such as master Chen Xihuang (75), as well as Taiwanese puppet carvers, designers and writers. The music for our performances is generally performed live and much appreciated. All this resulted in several successful plays, such as “Marco Polo”, “The Wedding of the Mice” and “The Honorable Thief Liao Tianding”, “The Beauty of Taiwanese Puppet Theatre”. These plays have been performed in over twenty countries around the world, in many different venues, such as the Purcell Room and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Casa de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Casa Mila in Barcelona, 16th century churches in Holland, the city of Abakan in central Siberia, the Traditional Opera House in Hanoi, but also in the countryside of Cambodia and Central and South America.
All shows are presented with English and Chinese text projection. Interactive encounters are arranged after each show, so that the audience can have a hands-on feeling of traditional Taiwanese puppet theatre.