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Beijing Opera

Beijing Opera was developed in northern China and has a history of about 200 years. It could be played both on open-air stages and in indoor theaters. The opera combines singing, acrobatic skills, a band, facial masks, and colorful costumes to tell legendary stories that happened in the Chinese history. The actors and actresses have to go through a long-term training to be professionals.

Beijing Opera from Confucius Institute at Mason on Vimeo.