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Saving the dying ancient artsChinese opera : 

Saving the dying ancient artsChinese opera Done by: Stefanie (17), Liyin (10) , Gladys (05), Meizhen (07) from Class 207!

History of Chinese opera : 

History of Chinese opera The main features of Chinese Opera are a spectacle of song and dance which, together with the colorful costumes, make-up, acrobats, jesters, storytellers, acting, poetry and martial arts combine to present the Opera in a very attractive way. The earliest known theatre appeared in the Song Dynasty (A.D. 960 to 1279) with a square stage enclosed by railings. During the period of first emperor Kublai Khan in the Yuan Dynasty (A.D. 1279 to 1368) the opera had evolutional changes and the period was classified as the Golden age of the Classical Opera. In the 19th Century the Opera was dominated by a form called Peking Opera featuring colorful costumes, elaborate make up, facial expressions and was spoken and sung in Mandarin dialect. Other operatic forms also evolved using the dialects of different areas, such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chiuzhou and Suzhou. The plays come from legendary tales and some are interpretations of actual historical events such as "The Three Kingdoms" and the "Outlaws of the Marsh".

Costumes used in Chinese opera : 

Costumes used in Chinese opera The majority of the Operatic Clothing design came from the Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1368 -1644). The magnificent embroideries, the gorgeous headdresses, the jeweled girdles for the men, the hair ornaments for the women, the high court shoes which help to increase the height of the performers and the different styles of face painting are the most attractive features people would like to explore.

Why Chinese opera is a dying art? : 

Why Chinese opera is a dying art? Older generation like our grandparents, treat Chinese opera as an entertainment in the olden days as television or radios were not invented yet or it was too expensive to afford. The younger generation do not appreciate this art form as they do not understand this art as clearly as the older generation do. Youths these days do not appreciate this art as they have other forms of entertainment (e.g. computers, television etc.)

The Dying art : Chinese opera : 

The Dying art : Chinese opera Youths these days find Chinese opera boring as they do not understand the culture of this art. Chinese opera does not appeal to youths and thus they do not encourage this art and soon it will ‘die’ as youths are the next generation and they will not expose these forms of art to the younger generation.

Why we need to save Chinese opera? : 

Why we need to save Chinese opera? Chinese opera is a very rich culture where people act in different colored costumes and put really heavy make up. The characters show much expressions and it is very entertaining to those who understands this. It is very dramatic and funny in some ways. This culture is very important to the older generation as it brings back memories of their past and it is better than TV in certain ways

Enjoy the video clip, and find the differences in the 2 videos. (: : 

Enjoy the video clip, and find the differences in the 2 videos. (:

The Second Video Clip. (: : 

The Second Video Clip. (:

Differences? : 

Differences? Can you see the differences of why youngsters preferred the second video clip to the first video clip? Do you think that the elders would learn to appreciate the second video clip, or even the youngsters would learn to appreciate the first video clip? What would the elders think of the younger generation after they’ve watched the second video clip?

Thank you for your kind attention : 

Thank you for your kind attention Please help to save this dying art.

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