THE CHILDREN OF THE BEIJING OPERA

 

A film by Don Kent
and Christian Dumais-Lwovsky

Audio Tracks Available:
FRENCH
GERMAN
ENGLISH

BAC038 / Documentary recorded at the Beijing Opera School

One minute on stage, ten years of training

In granting us the rare privilege of entry, the Beijing Opera School offers access to the age-old art form of traditional Chinese opera.
Based on a typical day for students and their teachers, the film lets us follow them through dawn-to-dusk activities that include acrobatics, classes in singing, music and dance, makeup sessions, schoolwork, rehearsals and performances.
This is total immersion in an establishment where discipline is, in many respects, that of a military academy.

  • Director: Don Kent
  • Length: 52 min - Image: 16/9 NTSC
  • Audio: PCM Stereo / Dolby digital 5.1
  • Subtitles: French / English / German
  • Zones: All Zones - 1 disc(s) - Release date: