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Top 10 Beijing by Andrew Humphreys

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Beijing Opera

Beijing Opera cast

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  1. Colors

    The colors of the performers’ painted faces symbolize the individual characters’ qualities. Red, for example, represents loyalty and courage. Purple stands for solemnity and a sense of justice, green for bravery and irascibility.

    Painted face
  2. Acrobatics

    Beijing Opera is a form of “total theater” with singing, speech, mime, and acrobatics that combine graceful gymnastics and movements from the martial arts. Training is notoriously hard. Costumes are designed ...

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