Pingtan means storytelling and ballad singing in Suzhou dialect. So Pingtan also known as Suzhou Pingtan, it’s popular in the southern region of China.
Pingtan actor tell the story through language describing the environment, create atmosphere and characterization amusement. Actors also tell a lot jokes to get the audience’s interest. Pingtan actors usually sitting on the chairs during the show. So they use hands, voice and facial expressions to let the audience have a specific and vivid impression.