Zhejiang troupe brings Wu Opera to Jordan

(ezhejiang.gov.cn) Updated : 2017-01-22


Performers from Jiande, Zhejiang province stage a Wu Opera performance in Amman, the capital of Jordan, on Jan 19. [Photo provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn]

A Wu Opera troupe from Jiande city, East China's Zhejiang province presented an opera feast at a culture center in Amman, the capital of Jordan, on Jan 19.

As part of the "2017 Happy Chinese New Year" events initiated by China's Ministry of Culture, the Wu Opera show was designed to extend Zhejiang's New Year greetings to overseas Chinese and Jordanian people.

The show, which featured five classic performances with good blessings, went down well with the audience. "I like the show and I hope to know more about Chinese traditional operas," said one Jordanian member of the audience.

Wu Opera is a regional art form from Jinhua in Zhejiang and is considered to be one of the most historic styles of operas in China. Wu Opera is part of China's list of national intangible cultural heritage, and the country pays great attention to its future protection and development.

In addition to the opera show, the troupe also displayed traditional folk arts, including paper-cutting art, calligraphy, Chinese knots and face-painting, bringing Chinese culture closer to local people.

Jiande Wu Opera Troupe has been included in the "Happy Chinese New Year" events on nine occasions. In the past eight years, it has brought the charming art to more than 30 countries and regions, including Peru, South Africa, Brazil, France and the US.

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