Glove Puppetry (Budaixi) Episode 1: Essential Characters- Glove Puppetry Together
Instructor: Lin Ming-wen
Introduction: Taiwanese glove puppetry (Budaixi) is a unique form of performance art in Taiwan, with the performance style developed through various ages. The puppets have different roles such as Sheng, Dan, Jing, Mo, Chou and Za, with widely different appearance, costume, personality and stage pose. Each role has its own poetry that has to be read when first making an appearance to convey the character’s personality and add a dramatic element.