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15 July 2015

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Gaoqiang (high pitched tune)

Gaoqiang is a type of theatrical performance with variety of tunes evolved from Yiyangqiang in Ming Dynasty and Qingyangqiang subsequently. During its hundreds years of evolution, branches of Yiyan...

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Changde Silk String Art

Changde silk string art is a branch of Hunan silk string art. Since it is the most developed and popular silk string art in Hunan, Changde silk string art has become an independent art form.

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Meichi Wengqin Opera

Regarded as the cradle of Wengqin opera, Meichi Village of Yanglousi Township of Linxiang City is located in the heartland of Longjiao Mountain. Wengqin opera is so popular with local people that t...

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Baling Opera

Originally named Baxiang Opera, Baling Opera was also known as Yuezhou troupe among the folks and gained its official name in the year 1953. It is prevalent mainly in Yueyang, Changsha and neighbor...

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Flower-drum Opera

Originated from folk songs, the flower-drum opera has gradually developed into its primary form with a female and a clown singing and dancing.

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Hunan Opera Hunan Opera is the main local opera in Changsha, sung with Zhongzhou intonations and Changsha dialect. The roles in Hunan Opera include all the traditional fixed character types plus Zi...

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Hunan Kunqu Opera

Kunqu is one of the oldest extant forms of Chinese opera. It evolved from the Kunshan melody, and dominated Chinese theatres from the 16th to the 18th centuries.

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Qi Opera

Formerly named "Qiyang theatrical troupe", Qi Oprea was called "Qiyang Drama" during the Republic Period and is popular in Hunan's Hengyang, Shaoyang, Lingling, Chenzhou, Huaihua, as well as in oth...

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Hunan Song & Dance Theater Promote Inexpensive Performance for Citizens

On March 15, a three-day dance party themed as "The Intense Emotion Night" organized by the Hunan Song& Dance Theater was launched at the Red Theater, kicking off the 2013 "Elegant Hunan with Conti...

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"Yang" Opera of Zhangjiajie The ancient form of opera originated in Zhanjiajie. It is called “a marvel in Hunan province”. The verse is sung with the combination of the tune and feigned voice. Th...

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