||Face of Chinese tradition
||Asian Masters: Cultural Traditions, Esoteric Arts
Asian masters. ^A1040786
||Master Craftsman (3:54) -- Painting and Beijing Opera Masks (4:20) -- Mask Making Apprentice (2:14) -- Preserving a Tradition (4:25)
||This program enters the world of Beijing opera through the traditional art of mask-making-and through the eyes of 76-year-old Xiang Qi Shang, a celebrated mask maker who has devoted his life to preserving a custom that may yet be lost in China's rush to modernization. Master Xiang demonstrates his remarkable brushwork as he comments on a range of topics, including the use of facial expression to illuminate a character's personality and the application of symbolic colors to aid in audience recognition. Facial painting in Beijing opera is also discussed.
|General note||Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 06, 2006.|
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|Interest grade level
||11 & up.
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Original produced: JoongAng Broadcasting Corp, 2002 9781421308401|
|Publisher number||33899s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||33900 Films Media Group|