Trip Review for China

Peking Opera Mask

Chinese opera performers mainly have two methods of makeup: masks and facial painting. The frequent on-stage change of masks, without the audience noticing, is a special technique, known as changing faces. Opera facial painting falls into four main categories — personality makeup (facial designs, painted faces or Lian Pu), decorative … Continue Reading →

Chinese Opera

Together with Greece tragic-comedy and Indian Sanskrit Opera, Chinese opera is one of the three oldest dramatic art forms in the world. The earliest known opera theatre in China was established in the Song Dynasty with a square stage enclosed by railings. Since the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368) Chinese … Continue Reading →