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Two places in Jiaxing recognized as homes of opera in Zhejiang

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: January 12, 2023 L M S

Luze village and Xitang town in Jiaxing were recently selected as homes of opera in Zhejiang province at the village and township level, according to the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism.


Artists perform Haining shadow puppetry behind a curtain. [Photo/zjol.com]

Luze village in Chang'an town, Haning, is famous for Haining shadow puppetry.

In 2017, Luze village set up a shadow puppetry cultural experience hall, shadow play performance stage and shadow puppetry culture exhibition hall.

In 2021, the village was designated as part of the fifth batch of Haining intangible cultural heritage protection bases, becoming a window into traditional culture.

Xitang town in Jiashan county is the hometown of Gu Xidong, an outstanding dramaturge in Zhejiang. He made significant contributions to the Xiaobaihua troupe of Zhejiang Yueju opera and trained a number talents in drama, film and television creation and performance

Jiashan county holds more than 1,000 events, including the Gu Xidong Drama Art Festival and Yangtze River Delta Opera Show, attracting 300,000 visitors.