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Taiping lantern opera lives on with Longshan township's grassroots troupe

By ZHAO RUINAN | China Daily| Updated: 2022-04-07 Print


Members of a local opera troupe rehearse in Longshan township. YANG WENBIN/FOR CHINA DAILY

The members of the troupe, vary in age from 8 to 87 years old and most of them are farmers. They are usually busy in the fields and only gather together after their farm work to rehearse, advance their performance and teach the ancient art to younger generations.

On holidays, they visit nearby villages to perform for villagers, enriching their cultural lives. The troupe members are always greeted with a warm welcome by the locals.

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