The China Wuju Opera Theater stages original Wuju Opera dramas overseas. [Photo/WeChat account: jhfabu]
A total of 15 bases and projects in Jinhua, East China's Zhejiang province, were listed among the first batch of provincial public cultural international exchange bases and projects, according to local media outlets.
The listed bases, selected by the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, aim to showcase public cultural features, pursue the protection and utilization of cultural heritage items, and carry forward the cultural genes of the province. They are expected to display external cultural images of cities in Zhejiang.
The China Wuju Opera Theater and the Hengdian Film and Television City Extensive Museum Group are listed as provincial public cultural international exchange bases.
Wuju Opera was born some 500 years ago and is a combination of six famous vocal tunes - the high-pitched tune, the Kunqu Opera tune, the luantan (literally "random pluck") tune, the Huiju Opera tune, the tanhuang (a local folk opera art) tune and the shidiao (popular local ditties) tune.
The China Wuju Opera Theater is led by Chen Meilan, two-time winner of the Plum Performance Award, China's top award for theater and opera performances, as well as over 100 quality actors.
The theater's original dramas have been staged all over the world. When performing abroad, the shows have both Chinese and English subtitles and English hosts, making them more accessible to overseas audiences.
An exhibition is held at the Hengdian Film and Television City Extensive Museum Group. [Photo/Dongyang Daily]
The Hengdian Film and Television City Extensive Museum Group started construction in 2013. Taking advantage of 5,000 years of Chinese history and culture, the museum group aims to fully promote the culture of each scenic spot through a main museum and more than 50 special museums with different cultural themes.