Theatre and dramatic art, and the delicate, intricate costumes and stage set-ups at its heart, were an important part of historical Chinese, Japanese and Tibetan culture, used to explain founding myths and tell stories of history. This exhibition, Ghosts, Generals and Goddesses at Dansmuseet, displays a number of these precious items from the collections of the museum’s founder Rolf de Maré, acquired during his trips to Asia. Astonishing finds in the collection include a hundred-year-old rod puppet theatre, revealed alongside many other pieces of Asian theatrical history from the worlds of Kabuki, nō and jingju.
Gastar, Generaler och Gudinnor, Dansmuseet, on display until Aug 31
Photo: Linn Cederborg/ Dansmuseet