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Stop At: Liyuan Theatre, No.175 Yongan Road Xicheng District, Beijing China
Peking opera is the most dominant form of Chinese opera which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. It arose in Beijing in the mid-Qing dynasty (1636–1912) and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century.The form was extremely popular in the Qing court and has come to be regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China. Major performance troupes are based in Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai.The art form is also preserved in Taiwan , where it is also known as Guójù (Chinese: 國劇; literally: 'National opera'). It has also spread to other regions such as the United States and Japan.
Peking opera features four main role types, sheng (gentlemen), dan (women), jing (rough men), and chou (clowns). Performing troupes often have several of each variety, as well as numerous secondary and tertiary performers. With their elaborate and colorful costumes, performers are the only focal points on Peking opera's characteristically sparse stage. They use the skills of speech, song, dance and combat in movements that are symbolic and suggestive, rather than realistic. Above all else, the skill of performers is evaluated according to the beauty of their movements. Performers also adhere to a variety of stylistic conventions that help audiences navigate the plot of the production.The layers of meaning within each movement must be expressed in time with music. The music of Peking opera can be divided into the xīpí (西皮) and èrhuáng (二黄) styles. Melodies include arias, fixed-tune melodies and percussion patterns. The repertoire of Peking opera includes over 1,400 works, which are based on Chinese history, folklore and, increasingly, contemporary life.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Stop At: Shichahai Scenic Resort, Yangfang Lane, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Shichahai is the very popular scenic area which located at old Beijing downtown centre, the Bell Tower and Drum Tower are neighbored nearby. There are many old courtyard here, it is also very famous for locals spending the night life here, many bars and night clubs here.
Duration: 1 hour