Traditional Chinese Performing Arts

Music, drama, acrobatics and storytelling are among the hallmarks of traditional Chinese culture, which is enjoying a renaissance as the nation moves to preserve and promote its rich heritage. This series looks at the people who are making that happen.
Music, drama, acrobatics and storytelling are among the hallmarks of traditional Chinese culture, which is enjoying a renaissance as the nation moves to preserve and promote its rich heritage. This series looks at the people who are making that happen.
Art & Culture

Flawless performance a labor of love

A beautiful character on the stage of Kunqu Opera is more than just elaborate dressing. One young star shares the long path and hard work.
Art & Culture

Taking traditions to tomorrow: the art of Kunqu Opera

Kunqu Opera is an ancient type of Chinese opera, one of the oldest still in existence today. Performing the art requires skilled emphasis on rhythm and articulation.
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The Canadian and his traditional Chinese instruments

Having long been fascinated by Chinese folk music, Canadian musician Jeremy Moyer loves to play traditional Chinese instruments.
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Can old opera genre forge new generation of music aficionados?

Shanghai Yueju Opera Troupe is recruiting young people as the performers of tomorrow. It is also experimenting with adaptations of modern themes to appeal to younger audiences.
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Turning the tide on an ebbing art

Musical storytelling, once the mainstay of entertainment, has fallen victim to modern distractions. One performer is trying to revive the old art form and attract young audiences.
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Musician plucks new tunes from tradition

Having been long fascinated by Chinese folk music, Canadian musician Jeremy Moyer has released a new album featuring traditional instruments and modern compositions.
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To be or not to be: a noble Chinese Hamlet

Fu Xiru has overcome the slings and arrows of the Peking Opera world to thrill audiences across the globe in the title role of the Chinese version of "Hamlet."
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