Opera finds its voice with young people in Changsha
The final curtain swished to a close on a Chinese opera tour of schools in Changsha on Oct 30, with spectacular performances being held at Binjiang School attached to Hunan Normal University.
The Chinese Opera Tour of Campuses began on June 6 and has paid 16 visits to primary and secondary schools in nine counties and districts across the city.
The tour was aimed at bringing school children closer to their traditional culture through performance and getting them involved first hand.
The final show of the Chinese Opera Tour to Campus is staged at the Binjiang School attached to Hunan Normal University in Changsha, Hunan province capital, on Oct 30. [Photo/icswb.com]
Staged at the finale at Binjiang School were choral singing, face-changing and cross-talk shows, as well as Xiangju Opera (Hunan Opera).
A troupe of children also performed a short play entitled We Are All Little Opera Fans, which drew upon the spirit of traditional Chinese culture through the eyes of young people, and was well received by the audience.
Changsha students perform traditional Chinese opera during the cultural promotion event on Oct 30. [Photo/icswb.com]
Officials in charge of the tour said that the activities not only gave children the opportunity to experience traditional Chinese culture, but also instilled the notion of protection and inheritance to the next generation.
The tour is part of the series of events aimed at promoting traditional culture and included activities to recruit volunteers and establish a Chinese opera volunteering station.
The event was hosted by municipal authorities in charge of publicity, culture, education, literature and art, and local newspaper group Changsha Evening News.
Young performers play an episode of Granny Liu visiting the Grand View gardens based on Chinese classic, the Dream of the Red Chamber. [Photo/icswb.com]
Source : Changsha Evening News