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Chinese Opera

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. With Beijing Opera most renowned, 2000 year old Chinese Opera has 368 types!

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

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Hazle Ceramics
Chinese Opera and
Year of the Rooster
LP36/50 with no unlucky 4s!
on Northampton
With added 22ct gold including
Chinese characters in centre for
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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 This Beijing Opera stage is at the Imperial Court Summer Palace.

Beijing Opera from 1790
Training takes seven years and the stylised action uses mime, dance, acrobatics, martial arts and speech. Drums and Chinese string instruments create music. There are amazing costumes and sets, vivid make-up, convoluted plots, plus a unique vocal style.

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

 The earlobes, wattles and comb are similar to a mask!

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