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  • Distinguishing Features of Kunqu Opera
    Musical and dramatic structure of KunquIn a Kunqu performance, three media work simultaneously and in harmony to convey the meaning and desired esthetic effect: music, words, and dance. An accomplished Kunqu performer must master the special styles of...
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  • Traditional Quyi Art -- Lianzhu Kuaishu
    With a history of about 200 years, Lianzhu Kuaishu first appeared in Beijing in the Qing Dynasty as a form of folk art, originating from "Zi Di Shu" of Manzu Literature. During Daoguang and Xianfeng Periods in the Qing Dynasty, Mr. Kui Songzhai, a banner...
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  • Story of Peking Opera Mask
    There are several different versions about why there is a white crescent shape mark on his black forehead. One saying goes that a big horse stepped on Bao's face and left him a crescent shape scar as a mark on his forehead when he slept on the pasturing...
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  • Five Categories of Peking Opera Costume
    Paraphernalia include:costume, hat, shoes and accouterment. It is called“Xing Tou” in professional terms. Peking Opera costumes are, by and large, modeled after garments popular during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and, at the same time, absorbs the...
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  • Performing Art of Kunqu Opera
    As a comparatively pure classic art handed down from ancient times, Kunqu performing art is broad and profound, rich in content and deep in connotation. It is a synthesis of all methods used in Chinese classical theater as well as an accumulation of...
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  • Qingyang Tune Opera
    Qingyang Tune Opera, formed in Qingyang County, Chizhou City of Anhui Province, is also named Chizhou Tune Opera, as Qingyang is under jurisdiction of Chizhou. It is also regarded as “Elegant Tune of Huichi”.With the frequent outward performances of...
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  • Puzhou Bangzi Opera
    The Puzhou Bangzi Opera, one of the ancient Bangzi operas, was formed in Puzhou, a place on the border of Shaanxi, Shanxi and Henan provinces, during the late Ming Dynasty(1368-1644) and early Qing Dynasty(1644-1911). Now it is prevalent in Shaanxi, Henan,...
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  • The Beilu Bangzi Opera
    The Beilu Bangzi Opera, one of the Four Big Shanxi Bangzi Operas, is based on Puzhou Bangzi Opera, one of the ancient Bangzi Operas, which formed in Puzhou in the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Now it is primarily ...
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  • Shangdang Bangzi Opera
    The Shangdang Bangzi Opera, one of the Four Big Bangzi Operas of Shanxi Province, was formed in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is popular in southeastern Shanxi Province. Bangzi, is an arc-faced instrument made from date wood that produces a sharp, loud ...
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  • Longjiang Opera
    Heilongjiang local opera (Longjiang Opera) first started in Harbin on December the 8th, 1959. Longjiang Opera has vivid characters and is often rough, hot, pungent and humorous with a rich nostalgia which includes singing and dancing. It forms a unique art...
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