Yunfeng Cantonese Opera Troupe: To Persist is to Inherit
2015-June-23 Source: Newsgd.com
Jia Hua lately disappointedly found that Cantonese opera faces shrinking room in urban areas, and the title of intangible heritage of humanity has not brought many actual helps to private-owned Cantonese opera troupes.
Yunfeng's performance in Yuefu Seafood Restaurant.[Photo/Jia Hua]
Yunfeng's performance in Ronghua Restaurant.[File Photo]
It is 4:30 PM of June 10th. In Yuehai Seafood Restaurant in Shishu Road of Guangzhou, Jia Hua, the leader of Yunfeng Cantonese Opera Troupe, is guiding his staff to put way all instruments and equipments on the stage.
Under the stage, dozens of opera fans are still immersing the performance with aftertaste. Some fans start a chat with Jia Hua. Jia Hua know them well. Some have become their fans since the beginning of the troupe.
Yunfeng Cantonese Opera Troupe is the only private-owned troupe performing traditional Cantonese opera with full make up and costume. Yunfeng performs Cantonese opera from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM every day since they moved here. Jia Hua introduced that all staff need to come here at least one hour before the performance for make up and costume.
In 2009, Cantonese opera was listed as “Masterpieces of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity in the world”, which has given a quick shot of energy to Cantonese opera and excited many Cantonese opera fans. But Jia Hua lately disappointedly found that acting as the living fossil of Cantonese culture, Cantonese opera faces shrinking room in urban areas, and the title of intangible heritage of humanity has not brought many actual helps to private-owned Cantonese opera troupes.
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