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Grass-roots troupe in Guizhou performs traditional Taiping lantern opera

Updated: 2022-02-17 16:00 ( Xinhua )
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Members of a local opera troupe rehearse in Longshan township, Southwest China's Guizhou province, Feb 7, 2022. Deep in the mountains in Longli county, Qiannan Buyi and Miao autonomous prefecture, there is a grass-roots troupe performing Taiping Huadengxi, or Taiping lantern opera, in Longli. Taiping Huadengxi which combines singing and dancing is a traditional local opera in Guizhou and was enlisted as a provincial intangible cultural heritage in 2019. Most troupe members are ordinary farmers, who gather together after their farm work to rehearse and exchange experiences. The ages of its members range from 8 to 87 years old. On holidays, they visit nearby villages to perform for villagers, enriching their cultural lives.[Photo/Xinhua]
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