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Peking Opera-Chou(Clown)

Peking Opera Chou Clown

Chou (clown) is the fourth role category in Peking Opera and serves as a foil to the leading character, but it predated other role categories."No chou role, no play" has long been a popular saying.

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Peking Opera Costumes-Kao

Peking Opera Costumes-Kao

The male and female characters in the picture both have hard kao armor suit with flags on.

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5th China Qinqiang Opera Arts Festival Goes

5th China Qinqiang Opera Arts Festival Goes

An artist performs at the opening ceremony of the 5th China Qinqiang Opera Arts Festival in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Aug. 28, 2010. The opera festival consists of nearly 60 performances which are shown at many theatres in Xi'an from Aug. 22 to Sept. 6. Qinqiang is a local opera that thrives in northwest China's Gansu, Shaanxi, Qinghai, Ningxia and Xinjiang. It is known as the "First Emperor's Opera," indicating it was popular during the reign of Qinshihuang, the first emperor of a united China in the Qin Dynasty

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The Spread of Peking Opera

After 1860, with mobile performances by opera companies, Peking Opera quickly spread all over the country. Tianjin and the surrounding Hebei and Shandong provinces were where Peking Opera gained popularity at an early date. Areas with a fairly early arrival of Peking Opera included Anhui, Hubei and northeast China.
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Gorgeous Family of Cross-linkage of Peony Pavilion

The Peony Pavilion,Kunqu Opera,Chinese Opera

Grammy and Oscar-winning composer and conductor Tan Dun took a modern approach in producing the opera by bringing "The Peony Pavilion" away from the stage and into the natural setting of Kezhi Garden. Zhang Jun, one of China's top Kunqu Opera masters, acted in the opera, which is dubbed China's very own "Romeo and Juliet."
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Peking Opera-Wusheng

Peking Opera-Wusheng

Young warriors or wusheng on the Peking Opera stage can be generals in full"armor suits"with embroidered banners tied to the back.

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Chinese Opera-Sichuan Opera Face-changing

Chinese Opera Face-changing,Sichuan Opera

Chinese performer He Hongqing can change his facial expressions, and make up, on stage in a flash, but it's not due to skills learned at drama school.
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Tibetan Opera Living Fossil of Tibetan Culture

Tibetan Opera Living Fossil of Tibetan Culture

Based on Tibetan folk songs and dances, Tibetan Opera first appeared towards the end of the fourteenth century and developed into an influential ethnic opera in the seventeenth century. It is popular in Tibetan communities in Tibet, Sichuan, Qinghai and southern Gansu.
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Peking Opera -The National Drama

The mention of Chinese opera might remind foreign friends immediately of Peking opera, which to them is almost the same as the Chinese opera. This is a sure indication of the influence of Peking opera in China and even in the world.

This impression, though not quite exact, is not far from the truth: Peking opera, which epitomizes Chinese culture and art, is certainly the essence of China. If martial arts can be viewed as the "national arts," the Peking opera can be viewed as the "national drama."

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Peking Opera - The Marriage of the Number One Scholar

Presenter: China National Peking Opera CompanyVenue: TheatreDates: Feb. 08, 2011 19:30Price: VIP 480 400 320 200 120 RMBProgramme IntroductionChina National Peking Opera CompanyFounded in January 1955

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