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Children of the Beijing Opera

A film by Don Kent

Children of the Beijing Opera A film by Don Kent

About

The Beijing Opera, "Jingju," is more than a place or a lyric art form: it refers to a popular tradition that has evolved over several centuries.

The companies that practise this art, which were touring companies until 1949, have inherited the ancient codes of gestures, movements, melodies and songs. The lack of stage sets is offset by a complete art form, resulting in a show that combines dance, martial arts, acrobatics, songs, mimes and poetry.

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Details

  • Directed by:
    • Don Kent
  • Production date: 2007
  • Duration: 52 min
  • Production: © ARTE France / Bel Air Media
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Written by:
  • Christian Dumais-Lvowski

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