One of things you and your family need to tick off the must-do-checklist before leaving China is watching a shadow puppet performance in one of the hutong theaters during summer. This ancient form of storytelling is still alive and thriving, so how about having your kids learn to make their own? This Sunday March 29 from 11am-noon, Capital M hosts the Courtyard Institute to help teach the little ones how to tell stories using shadow puppets. And the truly amazing part is that the workshop is free.
The workshop kicks off with a performance then kids will be put in small group, which they will come up with a story then use the shadow puppet to tell their story. There will be brunch available for after the class that will last for one hour.
Reservations are expected so as to appropriately plan for the number, so call 6702 2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.