Beijing opera: Reality and eternity

Peking opera is a specific type of Chinese theater that relies heavily on gestures, movements, and even acrobatics. Its music is not story-specific and can fit most productions. The theatrical art form evolved from street performances retelling landmark events from Chinese history. Peking, or Beijing, opera has changed little since its origins in the 18th and 19th centuries, as contemporary actors and directors take great care to preserve the genre in its original state.

Watch "Beijing opera: Reality and eternity" on October 27 on RTD website