Peking Beijing Opera – A Show of Movement, Colour and Culture

Beijing, the thriving hotspot capital of China, holds many wonders to behold. With a diverse range of mouth-watering dishes and architectural grandeur, Beijing also delights locals and foreigners alike through magnificent classical Chinese performing arts. One such delight is the Peking Beijing Opera.

Indulge in a magical transcendence into the cultural treasures of China through the Peking Beijing Opera and lose yourself on an unforgettable journey. A beautiful representation of symbolism and meanings through the performers’ movements in time to music, this show is bound to inspire in every way. It displays a combination of mime, music, dance, acrobatics and vocal performance in a variety of vibrantly traditional costumes and elegant facial movements.

The Peking Beijing Opera is a unique integration of music, literature, aria, symbolism and face-painting and allows the performers the freedom of expression as every movement symbolises a different interpretation. This method is known as ‘Qimo’ i.e. stage properties that let actors showcase real life scenarios through symbolic gestures and mimes. Another interesting prop is the ‘Lianpu’ i.e. face painting which adds a special cultural taste to the performance. The faces are painted to bring out exaggerated expressions and every colour represents the reigning characteristic of each individual role that the actor plays. For instance, red symbolises loyalty, black is for honesty and candidness, white represents cunning and spitefulness and so forth.

The stories depict fairy tales of former dynasties, important historical events and great personalities like emperors, ministers and generals, while also paying homage to geniuses and great beauties from the ancient times to Yao, Shun, Yu, the Spring and Autumn Period, the Warring States Period and the dynasties of Qin, Han, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing. The whole show is encompassed in the most soulful and alluring melodies accompanied by tunes played on string, wind and percussion instruments. So head over to the Peking Beijing Opera for an experience like never before.

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Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

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