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Anshun Opera well preserved in Guizhou

2014-09-11 10:21:43

( By Bi Nan


Photo taken on March 15 shows an old man helping an Anshun Opera actor with his mask before going onstage in Jiuxi village, Anshun, Guizhou province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Anshun Opera (Dixi opera) is a folk play popular in Anshun of Guizhou province. It emerged in the early years of the Ming Dynasty and has a long history of over 600 years. Noted for its primitive performance style, it is hailed as a "living fossil of Chinese opera", and was listed within the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage in 2006.

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