Students from the aforementioned performance school, some of their teachers, and some retired local Peking Opera stars performed in an earthquake benefit concert last week. The youngest was 5, the oldest was pushing 90. It was… like nothing I’ve ever witnessed/been subjected to. To be fair, I’m so uncultured that I can’t even appreciate Western opera, so it’s no surprise that some of this stuff just leaves me speechless – especially the last couple acts in the video (below). Click the photo to see it enlarged:
The crowd absolutely loved it. The people behind us were singing along, and people would shout “hǎo!” (good!) in the middle of performances to show their enthusiastic support.
The students were the most colourful, and the adults were the most… dynamic.
Kids in the first half, followed by the adults. You absolutely must turn up your sound when you watch this.