Colorful Masks

Beijing Opera is one of the most important Chinese cultural heritages. I spent the who class to introduce the origin of opera mask and the classical stories to my students. We talked about the difference between Eastern and Western masks. What’s more, I showed a folk art video, how quickly the performers switch the masks. They were totally surprised by watching it. Even some of them want to try to learn that magic. Some of my students really enjoyed wearing masks and customs and playing an important role in the stories of popular opera. For example, being the hero, Yu Guan, who is the one of the bravest general in the Three Kingdoms. In addition to, I taught some new words to my students, like how to say red in Chinese and what the specific meaning of each color in the Beijing Opera.

五彩缤纷的脸谱

京剧是最重要的中华文化遗产之一。我利用整堂课的时间介绍了京剧脸谱的起源和京剧中经典的故事。我和学生们一起讨论东西方脸谱,歌剧与京剧的不同之处。而且,我还展示了民间艺术-变脸,学生们非常惊讶于京剧表演者快速地切换不同的脸谱。甚至有些学生想要学习如何变脸。有些学生很喜欢戴面具和穿京剧的戏服,并且扮演京剧中非常重要的角色,例如,三国演义中最勇敢的大将军,关羽。除此以外,我还教一些生词,怎么用汉语说红色,以及每个颜色在京剧故事中特别的含义。img_0034

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