Chinese Culture

October 13, 2016

There are various types of traditional Chinese artistic works that fully manifest the understanding the pursuit of beauty of the Chinese nation. 

Meanwhile, the Chinese national physical culture is rich and varied and some sports have now entered the international arena with growing popularity.

Beijing opera is widely circulated, most influential opera form in China with a history of almost 200 years. In the course of its formation, it has absorbed many strong points of local operas and been influenced by Beijing local dialect and customs. Though Beijing opera came into being in teh capital, it is not a localised opera. These are Beijing opera troupes in most regions of China.

Beijing opera combines singing, recital, acting and acrobatic fighting, Singing refers to monologues and dialogues among performers. Acting refers to the performance of specific bodily movements and facial expressions that have a long tradition. Acrobatic fighting refers to choreographed martial art.

In the long years of its development, Beijing opera has formed a number of suppositional props. For instance, a pedal means a boat, a whip in the hand means riding on a horse. Without any physical props involved, an actor may perform going upstairs or downstairs, opening or closing a door by mere gestures. Though rather exaggerated, those actions would, with their beautiful movement, give audience a deep impression.



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