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Music, Dance & Opera

  • Sichuan Opera
    Sichuan Opera, to Appreciate Face-changing Skills Characterized by unique solos, refined acting, rich percussion, and talented comedians, Sichuan Opera is a noted local opera prevailing in southwestern China provinces. Sichuan Opera features vivid, humorous narration, singing and acrobatics with stylized movements and exquisite acting. Most Sich... Read more>>
  • Kunqu Opera
    Kunqu Opera, Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity Originated in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) in the lower Yangtze Valley, Kunqu Opera is said to be the mother of all Chinese operas and is target="_blank" title="Beijing">Beijing operas. In 2001, United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization proclaimed Kunqu Opera as a masterpie... Read more>>
  • Tibetan Opera
    Tibetan Opera, the Living Fossil of Tibetan Culture Reputed as the living fossil of traditional Tibetan culture, Tibetan Opera boasts a history of more than 600 years, which is about 400 years longer than China's national treasure, the Peking Opera. The Tibetan people have long cherished this important folk art, which has become a source of identity... Read more>>
  • Qinqiang Opera
    Qinqiang Opera, the Forefather of Chinese Operas Originated in the Yellow River Valley of Shaanxi and Gansu provinces in northwest China, Qinqiang Opera is a local opera that mainly thrives in Shaanxi, as well as the neighboring provinces like Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Qinqiang Opera boa... Read more>>
  • Hunan Huagu Opera
    Hunan Huagu Opera, Performing Art of the Masses With a history of more than 200 years, Hunan Huagu Opera is a famous local opera of central China's Hunan province. It has a complete set of roles, various arias and very strong expressive power. It is a unique traditional local art form of wide popularity in central and eastern China. Developmen... Read more>>
  • Ping Opera
    Ping Opera, Opera Art of North China As a local opera of north China, Ping Opera is popular in Beijing, Tianjin, north and northeast China. Ping Opera borrowed the tunes and acting style of Beijing Opera, Hebei Clapper Opera, shadow show and drum melody, thus developed its own style. History and Features of Ping opera Ping Opera e... Read more>>
  • Shaoxing Opera
    Shaoxing Opera, the Interpretation of Romantic Love Stories As a relatively new local Chinese opera, Shaoxing Opera is popular in the southern regions of the Yangtze River. Shaoxing Opera was originated in Shaoxing region of northeastern Zhejiang Province, which belonged to the Yue State in ancient times, thus it was popularly known as Yue Opera or Yueju. ... Read more>>
  • Henan Opera
    Henan Opera, the Reflection of Local Lives Originated in Henan Province, Henan Opera, also called Yu Opera is target="_blank" title="China">China all have professional Henan opera troupes. The origin of Henan Opera is hard to trace, and the sayings about its origin are different. But most of the experts believe that Henan Opera was first ... Read more>>
  • Huangmei Opera
    Huangmei Opera, an Enduring Folk Art of China Huangmei Opera, also called Huangmei Tune or Caicha Opera, is target="_blank" title="China">China among Peking Opera, Shaoxing Opera, Ping Opera and Henan Opera. Huangmei Opera was originated in Huangmei County in Hubei province during the 18th century when Chinese local operas were flourishing. ... Read more>>
  • Peacock Dance
    Peacock Dance, the Essence of Dai Ethnic Culture Situated target="_blank" title="China">China and enjoying a tropical weather and nature, Yunnan has nurtured the Dai people’s tradition and culture. As a precious bird in the sub-tropical zone, the peacock is beautiful and tame. To the Dai ethnic group, it stands for auspiciousness and beauty. Thu... Read more>>
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