Maoqiang opera performed in Qingdao village

(chinadaily.com.cn)Updated: 2020-08-03

Performers from the local Maoqiang Art Heritage Center staged an opera performance on July 28 in Dahuang village, Qingdao West Coast New Area.

Maoqiang opera is a folk opera style developed from local folk songs and gained popularity in the 1860s. It originated in the Jiaozhou area of the Jiaodong Peninsula. In 2006, it was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage.

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Artists from the Maoqiang Art Heritage Center of Qingdao West Coast New Area stage a classic opera performance in Dahuang village on July 28. [Photo/IC]

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Villagers enjoy the Maoqiang opera performance. [Photo/IC]

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Classic selections of Maoqiang opera are staged. [Photo/IC]

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Troupes and art centers have scheduled regular performances to entertain residents in rural areas. [Photo/IC]

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Maoqiang opera is a folk opera style developed from local folk songs. [Photo/IC]