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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Chinese Opera

Today I had the good luck to stumble upon a wonderful presentation that introduced me to Chinese Opera. One of the founders of the Vancouver Cantonese Opera, Rosa Cheng, brought a few members of her troupe to Victoria to participate in the Dragonboat Festival currently taking place in the Inner Harbor. Ms. Cheng gave a fascinating introduction to the art of Chinese Opera and then there was a brief performance, pictured above. In it a father and daughter are having a dispute. Afterwards the principals kindly consented to be photographed, below. From the left the performers are Vivian Ng, Rosa Ho and Lady Yang. To find out more about the Vancouver Cantonese Opera visit their website by clicking HERE.This was just one of many interesting sights today at the Dragonboat Festival. I took so many photos that I had to lie down when I got home. Even my camera had to lie down. I'll be posting more about this festival in the next few days. At this point I will say that if you are ever planning a trip to Victoria, try to time your visit for this festival. It gets my vote for the best event this year. Click HERE to find out more about it.


USelaine said...

Those are gorgeous costumes, and I love the textiles of all of them. I hope you've recovered your senses! Good work, Benjamin! That stout blogger fortitude will win out in the end!

southshieldsdailyphoto said...

Great colouful event and I bet you enjoyed photographing those costumes!

Great work on your blog today and a very appropriate picture.

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Louis la Vache said...

Those Chinese costumes are fabulous. Here is Mme. la Vache in one.

Eki Akhwan said...

Very colorful! I love the colors of their attires and make up ... very eye catching.

lavenderlady said...

thanks for the suggestion. II hope to be over soon.

babooshka said...

Very evocative images. Bright, eye catching, and how not to apply make up! No seriously all these have really captured the atmosphere