Course Syllabus 课程章节1
This lecture introduces Beijing Opera, which is listed into UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. As a comprehensive art form and a quintessence of Chinese culture, Beijing Opera was originated in China and eventually shaped in Beijing, for which reason it is called as Beijing Opera. This lecture introduces the origination and development of Beijing Opera as well as some basic knowledge including characters, “Four Arts” and “Five Skills”, and how to perform falsetto, or “Xiao Sang” in Chinese. An episode of opera, Selling Water, will be taught in this lecture, since it’s suitable for beginners. Besides, motions like orchid-like fingers and orchid-like palm, as well as the special facial makeup, which is unique to China, will also be introduced.