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.


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.


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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