by Francis Andrews in Video on Wednesday 4 February 2009

This is such a fantastic piece of performance art, why there isn’t more of it around, I don’t know. The art form of Shadow Puppetry is known to have been around for 2000-odd years, originating during the Han Dynasty in China when court officers fashioned the shape of a dead emperor out of donkey leather and danced it in front of an oil lamp, bringing her back to life.