May 12, 2011

Chinese Opera Singers

Photograph by Brian Yen, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel and Adventure Photos

A group of traveling Chinese Opera singers came to town. They set up a temporary theater under a bridge with bamboo sticks. They slept under the stage and put on their makeup and costumes in a tiny area behind the stage. This group performs all over China, traveling from town to town, staying perhaps a week in each place, providing traditional entertainment that would otherwise be lost to television and the Internet.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

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