Peking Opera is a kind of Quintessence, an intangible cultural heritage.
When you enter the studio, you will be taken through to nearly 300 years of the Qing dynasty. You will walk the courtyard, across the atrium gallery, through the background, look foreground, and go into the auditorium overlooking the stage.
Viewers will learn about Peking Opera performers’ backstage life, rehearsals, backstage operations, interesting conversation, makeup, clothing, traditions, and preparation for work.
Find out each individual how they face painting, every action, every utterance, every section of the song and each instrument.
The viewers can even see the audience and observe each expression to the opera performance. The entire traditional Peking Opera building and stage appearance, plays in a 3D stereo loop in front of you.
To better understand the deeper impression of the opera, I have personally visited the head of the China Peking Opera Troupe, one of the top ten opera troupes in China. I had interview and asked questions. I even personally experience the opera by trying the makeup and putting on costumes. The director showed me some if the traditional movements and positions opera performance. Everything I do is for innovation.
The video is immersive, giving the viewers super close contact to opera experience. Though a Western perspective, the video tells the history of Asians with a new perspective, a different way to look at and interpret the new opera. Let opera truly go international, to the world, into the development trend of globalization.
Excerpts: Battle Wancheng, Sichun.
Three deduction, Cao Cao. Wei
Patron deity: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang
The drunken beauty
Yang Yuhuan often known as Yang Guifei known briefly by the Taoist nun name Taizhen was known as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China. She was the beloved consort of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang during his later years.
During the An Lushan Rebellion, as Emperor Xuanzong and his cortege were fleeing from the capital Chang'an to Chengdu, the emperor's guards demanded that he put Yang to death because they blamed the rebellion on her cousin Yang Guozhong and the rest of her family. The emperor capitulated and reluctantly ordered his attendant Gao Lishi to strangle Yang to death.