Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

Source: hubei.gov.cn

Nuo Opera, performed with distinguishing masks, is an ancient folk drama which is still popular in many Chinese provinces along the Yangtze River.

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

  • Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

    Nuo Opera: entertainment and ritual for Tujia people

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Folk artists perform Nuo dance in Sancha village, Enshi city, central China's Hubei Province, June 5, 2015.

Nuo Opera, performed with distinguishing masks, is an ancient folk drama which is still popular in many Chinese provinces along the Yangtze River.

In Enshi, the kind of Nuo Opera performed by the local Tujia people serves as both secular entertainment and a votive ritual. Enshi Nuo Opera is now a listed national intangible cultural heritage in China. (Xinhua/Song Wen)

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