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Chinese Folk Performing Arts

Acrobats 1

杂技 (zaji)1

Acrobats 2

杂技 (zaji)2

Beijing opera

京剧 (jing ju): opera of Beijing and also representative of Chinese traditional theater

Bench Dragon Dance

板凳龙舞 (bendeng long wu): local dragon dance of Zhejiang Province

Buyi Lantern Rap

布依族“花灯说唱" (buyi zu huagu shuochang): folk art of Bu-yi ethnic group in Guizhou Province

Henan (Yuju) Opera

豫剧 (yuju): local opera in Henan Province

Hunan Flower Drum Opera

湖南花鼓戏 (hunan huagu xi): local opera of Hunan Province)

Huangmei Opera

黄梅戏 (huangmei xi): local opera of Hubei Province

Korean Dance

朝鲜族舞蹈 (chaoxian zu wudao): dance of Korean minority group in northeast China

Miao Dance

苗族舞蹈 (miao zu wudao): dance of Miao minority group

Mongolian Dance

蒙古族舞蹈 (menggu zu wudao): dance of Mongolian minority group

Pingtan - Storytelling and Ballad Singing

评弹 (pingtan): local performing art of Suzhou city in Zhejiang Province

 

Shanxi Opera

晋剧 (jin ju): local opera of Shanxi Province

Sichuan opera

川剧 (chuan ju): local opera of Sichuan Province

Thousand-Hand Bodhisattva

千手观音 (qianshou guanyin), dance performance by the China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe

Tibetan Opera and Dance

藏剧和西藏歌舞 (zang ju he xizang gewu): local opera and dance of Tibet

Wu Opera or "Jinhua" Opera

婺剧 (wu ju): one of local operas operas in Zhejiang Province

Yueju (or Shaoxing) opera

越剧 (yue ju): local opera of Zhejiang Province

Yunnan Ethnic Dance Musical

云南歌舞 (yunnan gewu), ethnic dance musical of Yunnan Province