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Top 10Beijing Opera

1Colors

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Painted face

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.

2Acrobatics

Acrobats

Beijing Opera is a form of “total theater” with singing, ...

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