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Sichuan opera charms British children

Song Wei
Updated: Feb 15,2016 11:34 AM     chinadaily.com.cn

A Sichuan opera performer adjusts her hair ornament while a girl looks on at the Museum of London Docklands in London on Feb 13, 2016.[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

Touring players from Chongqing Sichuan Opera House opened a workshop and staged a show at the museum on Feb 13 as one of the Spring Festival activities to welcome the Chinese New Year of the Monkey.

The young museum visitors were wowed by lavish costumes, elaborate makeups, quick acrobatics of the opera, which is one of the renowned schools of the Chinese opera with a history of more than three hundred years.

A girl puts on a Sichuan opera hat while her mother takes a photo at the Museum of London Docklands in London on Feb 13, 2016.[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

A Sichuan opera performer talks to a toddler while doing make-up at the Museum of London Docklands in London on Feb 13, 2016.[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

A boy learns the Sichuan opera gestures and movement from a male character at the Museum of London Docklands in London on Feb 13, 2016.[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

Audiences watch a performance at the Museum of London Docklands in London on Feb 13, 2016.[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

Two performers play a comic A Roller with Oil Lamp on Head, a highly skilled performance played by a clown (right), who is heading a lighted oil-lamp and rolling like an acrobat.[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

A performer teaches a child how to use a sword at the Museum of London Docklands in London on Feb 13, 2016.[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

Girls learn the Sichuan opera gestures and movement from a female character at the Museum of London Docklands in London on Feb 13, 2016.[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

Audiences are cracked up by the comic at the Museum of London Docklands in London on Feb 13, 2016.[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

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