Long Jing, Yunnan Arts University, China Mainland
Keep the Yunnan Opera
Yunnan opera is an important branch of traditional Chinese opera, and one that reflects the colourful Yunnan ethnic multiculturalism of southwest China. However, in today’s fast-developing society, this regional drama is in decline, and is gradually being forgotten by most people. There are only a few folk troupes remaining that represent Yunnan Quyi culture, and the average age of their members and audiences is increasing. This particular theatre is located along a small alley and charges just seven yuan for a ticket.