Last week (or was it two now?) Cassandra and I had the chance to see a Beijing style Opera for the first time. Don’t know if many of you have ever experienced one!
I was fun, interesting, and quite bewildering! 🙂 I have absolutely *no* idea what it was about. The ‘music’ seemed quite chaotic. The vocals were unintelligible to me. But the face painting and costumes were VERY elaborate. The dance/acting was confusing but skilled! All in all it was a positive experience and I would be willing to go again sometime if given the opportunity!
This, by the way, was just a small performance with three actors that was hosted by my language school.