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Sky Bird Puppet Group

Founded by Yeung Ching-yee in 1979. The troupe is active in different cultural activities and nurturing of youngsters to engage in this art form

Performs in four main Chinese puppet types: string, hand, rod and shadow puppets while adhering to the Quanzhou marionette style. Collected over thousand puppets

Dedicated to the preservation and development of puppetry arts, training of local artists, creative puppet performances with Hong Kong flavours

Performs more than 20 programmes including Legend of the White Snake, The Monkey King Fights Red Child, Land God Fights the Devil. Earned rave reviews for performances in Kazakhstan, Maylaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Fujian Quanzhou and Macau

Awarded The Best Animation in the Astana 2017 EXPO World Puppet Carnival and The Best Traditional Show in the Rainforest World Puppet Carnival (Malaysia 2017)

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The Chinese String Puppet Show ” Purple Hairpin in Lantern Festival”

Li Yi, the scholar from Longxi, travels to Chang’an for the imperial exam. During his stay in the capital, he heard of the beautiful courtesan Huo Xiaoyu. On the evening of the Lantern Festival, he and his friends roam around the city. Li picks up a purple hairpin by chance that belongs to Huo Xiaoyu, and so begins a beautiful story of love and devotion.

With this entertaining performance, there is a parade of acrobatics in the street to entertain the public. Under the skillful hands of Sky Bird and rich with characteristics of Guangdong as well as Fujian, the puppets come alive as parade band, children playing ball, and exciting performances including stick-turning, Chinese dance, donkey visiting relatives and lion dance.