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Year of the Rooster

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Introduction
Roosters crow to proclaim territory and their “cockerel waltz” displays dominance. Chinese Rooster types are resourceful, observant and multi-talented. Loving the limelight draws them to performing arts. 2000 year old Chinese Opera has 368 types, with Beijing the most renowned.

 The Beijing Opera stage at the Imperial Court’s Summer Palace.

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Hazle Ceramics
Year of the Rooster
and Chinese Opera
Limited Painting of 36/50
on Northampton
With added 22ct gold
Central Chinese Title Left to Right: Rooster, Opera House, New Year
Years: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

 The elaborate costumes are often very heavy. Painted-on and actual masks are a particular feature of Beijing Opera, with a predominance of white denoting a villain!

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 A finely dressed “dan” or leading lady actor, as shown on the ceramic.

Beijing Opera from 1790
It is known for convoluted plots, beautiful costumes and sets, vivid make-up and a unique vocal style. The training takes 7 years and the stylised, symbolic action includes acrobatics, martial arts, speech, mime, dance and music via Chinese stringed instruments and drums.

 Chinese masks portray a role, emotion or character. Above, predominant green shows impulsiveness, while blue is steadfast. A black mask can indicate fierceness or impartiality, while yellow is ambition and red is bravery.

 The comb, earlobes and wattles resemble a mask!

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