What lurks in the Shadows…

One of the most ancient forms of puppetry recorded is that of the shadow puppets. It is also one of the more simpler forms of puppetry.

Hand shadow puppets, in short, is the manipulation of your hands in a way that creates a cast shadow on a wa...

Not Just for Stages

Vietnamese water puppetry's stage (Photo: hanoicitybreaks)

Water puppetry is one of major styles of Vietnamese culture and art, which shows the creativity of the people; being that they used their environment as the mainstay of Vietnam was the wet-ric...

Is Puppetry a Dying Art?

Puppetry is still alive and well (sorry if the title sounds a little click baity). Puppetry is one of those art forms that ebbs and flows, but always has a place to land. With newbies coming in such as Darci Lynn Farmer, a new revitalization in...

January 27, 2019

Shadow Puppets on Steroids

Wayang (or Wajang) is an Indonesian word “bayang”  which means shadow. Wayang kulit, or shadow puppetry, is very predominant in Indonesia as well as many other southeast Asian cultures, by which figures made from water buffalo hide, are consid...

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