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Through opera, ethic folklore preserved for world

Updated: 2021-10-22 17:27 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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Sizhou Nuo Opera, an ancient masked drama, is a prayer for good fortune and avoidance of disaster in Guizhou province's Cengong county. The opera has a long history and diverse categories. It was added to the first provincial-level intangible cultural heritage list in 2005. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Gradually, the group lifted its income, some of which is used to preserve and develop Nuo Opera. With support from the local government, Xiao traveled to perform Nuo Opera in Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Australia. Foreign audiences were deeply impressed, he said.

"Nuo Opera is the carrier of Nuo culture. The traditional Sizhou Nuo culture belongs to China but also to the world," he said. "I want to pass it on to future generations to let its brilliant light shine."

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