Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

If you attend the Beijing Opera, you’ll be given an opportunity (prior to the opening act) to leave your table or seat in the audience and stand at the edge of the stage.  There, you’ll get an inside look at how a character in the opera applies his make-up and, with the aid of a dresser, layers on the lavishly embellished clothing worn during the performance.  It’s a rare glimpse of how the inside preparations become an extension of the signature pomp and pageantry of the world-famous Beijing Opera.

With great care, the performer applies the intricate make-up for his character.

With great care, the performer applies the intricate make-up for his character.

A dresser ties on the undergarments.

A dresser ties on the undergarments.

Layering on the outer garments.

Next come the ornate outer garments.

The waistline piece wraps around next.

The waistline piece adds the finishing touch.

And the fully dressed performer stands ready for audience approval.

And the fully dressed performer stands ready for a night at the opera.

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Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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10 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

  1. Amy says:

    Wonderful take on! Rarely get to take a inside look.

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