Bamboo Opera in Sheng Shui

The people from this little village in Sheng Shui is celebrating their deity’s birthday.  It is part of their cultural tradition to hold “Bamboo Operas” to honor their gods and goddesses.  Cantonese Opera have two varieties.  The one held in a permanent theater and another in a temporary bamboo shed made by the villagers.

Bamboo theater artists wear elaborate costumes and make-up — takes them two hours  and one costume assistant to get ready for their performance.