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TEDxTaipei - Xi-Huang Chen (陳錫煌) - Lifelong faith in Taiwanese puppetry

陳錫皇師傅出生於1931年,為布袋戲名師李天祿長子,13歲起即跟隨父親演戲。1953年成立「新宛然掌中劇團」,致力於掌中戲演出,1984年與弟成立「亦勵軒工藝社」,專製戲?偶與道具盔帽,並成為最早進入校園,從事傳統表演藝術傳習的布袋戲演師,並為全國唯一同時擁有國家「表演領域」與「工藝領域」雙授證的國家級藝師。陳藝師走過傳統布袋戲興?衰,不變的是對這項藝術的熱愛與不藏私的心,曾說:「只要肯學,我都肯教。」直至今日,高齡80歲的陳錫煌師傅仍然非常努力表演掌中戲與工藝製作,希望年輕觀眾們能喜歡這?項古老的表演藝術,使得這項極具特色的傳統表演能發揚光大。 找出我們如何在生命經歷中堅持對一件事的熱愛,一甲子的投入。 Chen Xi-Huang was born in 1931, the oldest son of Taiwan's legendary puppeteer, Li Tien-lu. Chen learned the art of puppetry by observing his father from the age of 13, but his father did not reveal all of his secrets. "I watched and studied everything about puppet theatre, from carving, acting, directing, and writing storylines to designing the costumes. These were just some of the many things I picked up over the years," he recalled. After training and establishing a troupe of puppeteers named after himself, they performed frequently to share the beauty of traditional puppetry with the public. As a result of Chen's outstanding achievements in both wood-carving and performance, he was highly regarded as a "National Arts Preserver" by the Council for Cultural Affairs. At the age of 80, he preserves the beauty of the traditional puppet theater, which is now rarely seen. He has always been generous in teaching puppetry, accepting all who embrace this traditional art. However, he worries that without new people learning puppetry, this art will eventually disappear. Chen continues to wholeheartedly devote his time to the art of puppetry, in hopes of igniting the interests of young people. By doing so, he remains optimistic that the art of puppetry will be around for many more years. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.*
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