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CLIP 3609

Traditional opera - singer Xiao Ya decides to go solo (pt 3/3)

Traditional opera - singer Xiao Ya decides to go solo (pt 3/3)
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  • Traditional opera - singer Xiao Ya decides to go solo (pt 3/3)
  • Duration: 04:47
  • At the theatre in Suzhou, crowds of ardent fans gather to see singer Xiao Ya. Most of them are middle-aged women and Xiao Ya knows she must try to appeal to a wider audience if she's to be truly successful. One solution has been to fill the stage with vibrant colours. Her performance turns out to be a feast for the eyes and ears. Now Xiao Ya is setting herself an even higher goal - to take 'yueju', a lyrical opera originating from south-east China, onto the international stage. Back in Shanghai, Xiao Ya invites friends and family to celebrate the first anniversary of her company. It's been a long, hard road and Xiao Ya has learnt to rely on no one but herself and her passion.
  • Subject:

    Chinese

       Topic:

    Famous people

  • Keywords: yueju, opera, vibrant colours, package, appeal, international stage
Ideas for use in class
  • Discussion on the difficulty of traditional arts such as 'yueju' surviving in a modern metropolis such as Shanghai, and what independent artistes must do in order to sustain appeal and popularity.
Background details
  • Clip language : Chinese
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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