Face Mask Painting - Beijing Opera

August is culture immersion month in Sinology Institute and our topic is Beijing Opera.

金秋8月是我们Sinology Institute的文化月。这个月我们的主题是京剧和脸谱。

Beijing opera is a form of traditional Chinese theatre which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. The costumes in Beijing opera are elaborate and colorful, in contrast to the usually empty stage. Every movement made by the actors is full of symbolism. The skill of the performers is judged by the beauty of their movements.

京剧是一种传统的中国舞台表演形式。它融合了音乐、演唱、滑稽、舞蹈和杂技各种表演形式。京剧的服饰非常的精致当然也非常漂亮。京剧演员的每个动作虽然不用是真正的和现实生活中一致,但是演员的一举一动一颦一笑都充满了意义和内涵。人们也会通过演员的动作美不美,到位不到位来判断这位演员的功底是不是深厚。

Above all else, the different colors of masks have different meanings. From facial masks you will learn what each color means to Chinese people and how the design tells stories about the personalities of each figure in the opera.

除了以上所说的这些方面,脸谱也是京剧最重要的组成部分。京剧演员的脸谱里很多故事,不同的颜色代表着不同的意义。对中国人来说,他们一看到一个演员的脸谱就能够猜出来这大概是个什么样的角色,也可以知道整个故事是如何设计人物性格的。

Date: August 19th 2014

Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm

Fee: 10 RMB for Sinology Institute students; 20 RMB for non students

Register: email admissions@sinologyinstitute.com or call 10 6400 0905

Where: Click here for map

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