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Hong Kong Digital Vision: Bian Lian :: Photoblog in Hong Kong

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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bian Lian

Bian Lian - Sichuan Opera (川劇 變臉)
Bian Lian - Sichuan Opera (川劇 變臉)
Stock Photo ID: hkdigit-071202-160231

Event: Asia Ethnic Cultural Performances 2007 (2007 亞裔藝采)
Place: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza (香港文化中心露天廣場)
Equipment: Canon 40D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM

Bian Lian (變臉) aka "Face-Changing" is an ancient Chinese dramatic art that is part of the more general Sichuan opera (川劇).

Bian Lian - Sichuan Opera (川劇 變臉)
Stock Photo ID: hkdigit-071202-160211

Performers wear brightly colored costumes and move to quick, dramatic music. Their faces are vividly colored, for they are wearing masks.

Bian Lian - Sichuan Opera (川劇 變臉)
Stock Photo ID: hkdigit-071202-160146-01

However, within seconds, these masks change, revealing a completely new and vibrant visage.

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