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Watching Chaozhou Opera instead of Beijing Olympics

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While the Beijing Olympics drew the world attention,
some local people enjoyed watching Chaozhu Opera instead.
The show was open to the public for free.

The stage structures and settings were as simple as possible because of the tight budget.
Soft scenic drawings on cloth screens mounted on wood structures
were used to represent the place where the action was taking place.

The opera was performed in Chaozhou dialect
and some local people (Cantonese) had difficulty understanding the performance.
Electronic display boards showing Chinese subtitles
were installed at both sides of the stage in order to remove the language barrier.

Posted on 23 August2008
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Marisa Livet23-Aug-2011 05:46
The composition is perfect as usual and the photo has a special charm and suggests many stories....
Jeff Real25-Nov-2009 01:44
What a treat this was. A great capture of this moment ~V~
zyziza21-Nov-2009 10:28
I love this "instead" moment!
Chris Spracklen02-Dec-2008 11:55
A fascinating and colourful scene, superbly photographed. (V)
Well done, CM. Never less than excellent, my friend.
Kind regards, Chris
Guy Dube28-Sep-2008 01:57
A very nice picture CM, V
meekam tam26-Aug-2008 12:20
CM, Great picture. The title of the picture is so...meaningful, ha! ha!
2004 24-Aug-2008 09:19
That is a great improvement to have electronic display boards to show chinese subtitles. CM, very good sharing and excellent photo.
DL 23-Aug-2008 14:45
Brilliant shot! Enjoy reading your documentary.
TuTmin23-Aug-2008 14:25
great POV.nice capture.~V~
Walter Otto Koenig23-Aug-2008 13:45
Nicely composed action shot, showing also the audience and stage set-up. Thank you very much for including the description. "V"
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography23-Aug-2008 10:09
Very nice shot and ... good choice, Vote :)
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography23-Aug-2008 10:09
Very nice shot and ... good choice, Vote :)
Guest 23-Aug-2008 10:04
Great color
Steve Morris23-Aug-2008 08:51
This is great story telling CM - so glad you took in the audience too!!BV
Jean-Claude Liehn23-Aug-2008 07:29
Happy to see the picture, happy to read the two firt lines.
Guest 23-Aug-2008 04:53
So beautiful ....Excellent picture ! VVV