October 6, 2017

Chengdu, China: Sichuan Opera at Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse; things to do

Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse  

23 Qintai Rd., in Chengdu Culture Park, Qingyang District.  130 RMB including tea. 

A favorite venue to see Sichuan Opera, this old theater presents a nightly 1½-hour show that includes as well as traditional Sichuan folk performances featuring stick puppets, fire spitting, and face changing.  The audience at Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse sits as viewers would have long ago, in comfortable oversize bamboo lounge chairs, and are served tea and nibbles.  Massage and ear wax cleaning is available before and during the performance, and before the show starts the audience has access to the dressing rooms to watch the performers getting ready.  Several more attractions are adjaent:  Qingyang Taoist Temple, Wuhou Memorial Temple, and Dufu Cottage.

night exterior of Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse in Chengdu, China
night exterior of Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse in Chengdu, China


interior of Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse in Chengdu, China
interior of Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse in Chengdu, China


Sichuan Opera performers get ready at Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse in Chengdu, China
Sichuan Opera performers get ready at Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse
in Chengdu, China


Sichuan Opera performer poses at Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse in Chengdu, China
Sichuan Opera performer poses at Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse
in Chengdu, China


Sichuan Opera performer poses at Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse in Chengdu, China
Sichuan Opera performer poses at Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse
in Chengdu, China

 
Sichuan Opera performance at Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse in Chengdu, China
Sichuan Opera performance at Shu Feng Ya Yun Teahouse in Chengdu, China


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images ©2017 Carole Terwilliger Meyers


1 comment:

  1. Interesting blog, it reminds me Face Changing of Sichuan Opera, it is one of its kind in the world, and the technique has been tightly kept secret. I tried to write a blog about it, hope you also like it:
    https://stenote.blogspot.com/2017/11/the-face-changing-of-sichuan-opera.html

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