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. 

 

4 Responses

  1. Shishu May 18, 2012 / 9:55 am

    So amazing show, traditions and cultures are there… Wish to see one of these, someday…

    • 13thWiTCH May 18, 2012 / 10:07 am

      im coming home in two weeks…hope you can drop by HK before i leave. i promise to take you to one when you here :)

  2. tim May 24, 2012 / 5:03 pm

    oh nice to know that too. See you around Lay, be safe!

    Busy sa training- and guess what UP student n ako next month. woot woot woot. Fine Arts.
    tim recently posted..Thanks GOD

    • 13thWiTCH May 24, 2012 / 5:46 pm

      oh im so excited for you! good job tim! you will do great!

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