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Chinese Cultural Talk: Artists show charm of Peking Opera in Mauritius | Updated: 2017-10-16 15:17

Chinese Cultural Talk: Artists show charm of Peking Opera in Mauritius

Artists from the Tianjin Youth Peking Opera Troupe perform at the lecture "Beauty of Chinese Peking Opera" in Mauritius, Oct 7, 2017. [Photo/]

Ten Peking Opera performers from the Tianjin Youth Peking Opera Troupe visited Mauritius and performed at the local China Cultural Center on Oct 7.

A series of exhibitions and performances on Peking Opera and a lecture, Beauty of Chinese Peking Opera, were featured.

Veteran artist Lu Song introduced the music, costumes and roles in Peking Opera during the lecture. He also demonstrated some gestures used by actors in the opera, such as mounting a horse.

Three classic highlights from operas were performed after the lecture. Many in the audiences also participated in the performance and tried to learn Peking Opera.

Sun Gongyi, Chinese ambassador to Mauritius, Anerood Jugnauth, former Prime Minister of Mauritius, and about 200 government officials and representatives attended the event.

About Chinese Culture Talk

Launched in 2015 by the Ministry of Culture, Chinese Culture Talk is a series of lectures on Chinese philosophy, religion, literature, cuisine, medicine and traditional culture-related subjects. It is sponsored by the Bureau for External Cultural Relations of the Chinese Ministry of Culture.

The Ministry of Culture selects three or four groups of young and middle-aged scholars to give lectures abroad every year with Chinese embassies, consulates, China Cultural Centers or local agencies around the world planning and organizing lectures or similar activities. Other ministries and social forces in China also send scholars to lecture abroad.

More than 70 activities and lectures have been held in more than 30 countries, including the US, France, Italy, Cambodia and Indonesia.

The content varies from philosophy, religion, cultural heritage, literature and art, costume, cooking and Chinese medicine.

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