Trip Review for China

Yuju Opera

Originated in Henan Province, Yuju Opera is one of China’s famous national opera forms. This opera is called Yuju Opera because Henan’s one-character abbreviation is “Yu”, so it is officially named “Yuju” after the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The Yuju opera is basically performed in the Yellow … Continue Reading →

Huangmei Opera

Huangmei Opera, also called Huangmei Tune or Caicha Opera, is one of the most famous traditional operas in China. As a local drama in East China’s Anhui Province, Huangmei Opera actually originated in Huangmei County, Hubei Province, during the 18th century when Chinese local operas were flourishing. After Huangmei Opera … Continue Reading →

Shadow Play

Shadow Play, also known as Shadow Puppetry, is a kind of Chinese ancient opera, which uses flat figures(shadow puppets) to create the impression of moving humans.Shadow puppets are cut-out figures which are held between a source of light and a translucent screen. The cut-out shapes of the puppets sometimes include … Continue Reading →

Visual Performance Elements of Peking Opera

Visual performance elements Peking-opera performers utilize four main skills. The first two are song and speech. The third is dance-acting. This includes pure dance, pantomime, and all other types of dance. The final skill is combat, which includes both acrobatics and fighting with all manner of weaponry. Performers should use … Continue Reading →

Peking Opera

Known as China’s national opera, Peking Opera is a synthesis of music, dance, art and acrobatics coming from Anhui and Hubei Provinces. It was first brought into Beijing in 1790 for the birthday of the Qianlong Emperor. Peking Opera was originally staged for the court and only made available to … Continue Reading →