Pic story: face-changing lessons in SW China’s Wu’an primary school

December 3, 2023
Updated 2023/12/03 at 2:39 PM
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Students practice the traditional “bian lian”, or face-changing skills, in a dance classroom at Wu’an primary school in Dianjiang County, southwest China’s Chongqing, Nov. 28, 2023. With more than 600 students, Wu’an primary school in recent years cooperated with folk artist Li Yong and added face-changing as a special part to its curriculum. The face-changing technique is one of the most famous parts of Sichuan Opera, whereby actors rapidly alter their face makeup in stunning and dramatic effect. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

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