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Music, Dance & Opera

  • Naxi Ancient Music
    Naxi Ancient Music, the Living Fossil of Chinese Music The Naxi ethnic groups inhabit the foothills of the Himalayas in the northwestern and southwestern parts of Southwest China's Yunnan and Sichuan provinces respectively. Both the ancient Tea and Horse Caravan Road and the Silk Road ran their ways through the area, leaving behind a cultural mix of Ha... Read more>>
  • Guzheng
    Guzheng, Traditional Chinese Musical Instrument Guzheng, or zheng, is a plucked-string musical instrument with over 2500 years of history. As the traditional Chinese musical instruments, guzheng has beautiful sounds and retains great popularity worldwide. History The guzheng has a long and proud history, which is believed to have been invent... Read more>>
  • Chinese Shadow Play
    Chinese Shadow Play, the Forerunner of Modern Movie Known as the forerunner of modern movie, shadow play is a traditional Chinese folk art with a history of more than 2,000 years. It has also been recognized as the "magic of the East" by Europeans. Chinese Shadow play is a kind of drama in which paper and leather made silhouettes are projected tit... Read more>>
  • Yangko Dance
    Yangko Dance, Traditional Chinese Folk Art The Yangko dance, also called twisting Yangko dance, is a traditional Chinese folk dance commonly performed in the Northern provinces of China. The dance is smooth and compact in rhythm, featuring its jolly scene, abundant dance language, exuberant gestures, and vivid performing style. Therefore, p... Read more>>
  • Face-changing
    The Magic of Face-changing in Sichuan Opera As a section of the famous Sichuan Opera, Face-changing is a special kind of Chinese dramatic art with stunning skills. During the show, Face-Changing performers wear multi-colored costumes and facial make-ups. With the fast dramatic music, they will change their facial make-ups in quick succession... Read more>>
  • Chinese Instrument Pipa
    Hear the Pipa, Taste Chinese Folk Music The pipa (pronounced "pee-paa") is a four-stringed lute, one of the oldest Chinese musical instruments with over 2000 years of history. The term pipa consists of two Chinese characters symbolizing two playing techniques while their pronunciations p'i and p'a are imitations of the sounds produced ac... Read more>>
  • Lion Dance
    Lion Dance and Dragon Dance Lion Dance and Dragon Dance, which originated from China, are traditional Chinese folk activities and folk dance forms. Lion Dance Lion Dance, also known as Playing Lion, is a traditional sport activity that imitates the movements of lions. In China, people believe that the lion is an auspicious... Read more>>
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